Sentencing Guidelines - Life Sentences – Tariff Rulings

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2 judgments

03 July 2006

R v Colin Paul King

Murder - victim 83 year old widow - burglary - beaten and stabbed - house deliberately set on fire - higher starting point reduced - prisoner's youth (16) at time of offence - previous convictions for burglary - co-accused admitted stabbing victim - tariff fixed at 14 years.

[2006] NILST 2
Kerr LCJ
27 March 2006

R v Ronald Terence Graham

Murder - 5 year old girl victim - manual strangulation - concealed body - probable sex assault - joined in search for child - admitted indecent assault at interview - conflicting versions of what happened - two previous convictions for indecent assault - psychiatric history - severe untreatable psychopathic personality - highly dangerous - pleaded guilty - higher starting point - lack of rermorse - tariff fixed at 25 years.

[2006] NILST 1
Kerr LCJ