R v Ferdinand and others

Criminal law – Murder. The defendants, aged between 16 and 18, appealed against their convictions for of murder and attempted murder. The second defendant further appealed against his sentence of detention at Her Majesty's pleasure with a minimum term of 19 years for murder and 14 years' detention in a young offender institution for attempted murder. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the appeals against conviction. However, it held that an age difference of between 18 months and two years in the case of teenagers was significant, and the second defendant's significantly younger age had warranted a minimum term of 17 years.

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