Sentencing Guidelines - Attempted Murder

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08 March 2019

Summary of Judgment - Court increases sentence on appeal - R v Michael Loughlin

Summary of Judgment - Court increases sentence on appeal - R v Michael Loughlin
Morgan LCJ
08 March 2019

R v Loughlin (Michael) (DPP Reference No 5 2018)

Reference by DPP under s. 36 Criminal Justice Act 1988 – whether sentence for attempted murder unduly lenient - appropriate sentencing range for offence of attempted murder - adherence to statutory test in considering imposition of suspended sentences - need for care in assessment of dangerousness - original sentence unduly lenient and substituted – appeal allowed.

[2019] NICA 10
Morgan LCJ