R v Price and another

Court-Martial – Judge-Advocate. The defendants were convicted of negligently performing his duty following the first defendant's discharge of a round from a general purpose machine, which occasioned death. They were sentenced to a term of 21 months' service detention for the first defendant and 14 months for the second defendant, and dismissal from the service. The first defendant appealed against conviction and both defendants appealed against sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the first defendant's appeal against conviction. However, it reduced the sentences to 15 months' detention for the first defendant and 12 months' detention for the second defendant. It further quashed the sentence of dismissal from the service and ordered the reduction to the rank of private soldier.

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