R v Jobson

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender was 15 years old when she stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife, for which she was sentenced to detention at Her Majesty's pleasure with a minimum term of 12 years, less the time spent on remand. She sought review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that it was clear that the offender had made exceptional and unforeseen progress such that it was clear that the tariff presently applicable to her was too long. Accordingly, the minimum term was to be reduced to 11 years, less time spent on remand.