R v Richards and another

Sentence – Murder. The defendants appealed against their sentences of life imprisonment for murder, with a specified minimum term of 40 years and concurrent sentences of 15 years' imprisonment for each of two counts of attempted murder. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the judge had correctly identified the aggravating factors. Accordingly, the length of the minimum term had rightly reflected the entire criminality of the defendants' conduct.

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