R v Ekaette

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, then aged 16, was convicted of murder and sentenced to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure, with the minimum term of 14 years, less 367 days spent on remand. The present proceedings concerned the review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court held that the offender's progress was not such that it satisfied the extremely high hurdle of being exceptional and unforeseen. Accordingly, the present was not a case in which any reduction in the offender's tariff could be recommended.

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