Re Cahill

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The defendant was convicted of a contract killing in Ireland and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was transferred to England to serve his sentence. The Secretary of State referred the case to the Administrative Court for the fixing of the minimum term which had to be served before he could be considered for parole. The court considered the aggravating and mitigating factors, including the use of a gun and the defendant's assistance to the authorities. It found that the defendant would have to serve 11 years less 150 days spent on remand before he could be considered for parole.

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