R v Everest (application under para 3 of Sch 22 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003)

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum period of 18 years, for murder. He applied for a reduction in the minimum term. The Queen's Bench Division, in allowing the application, held that the defendant had satisfied the relevant criteria as to his exceptional progress in prison. Accordingly, the minimum term was reduced to 16 and a half years.

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