15-YEAR-OLD DEFENDANT INTRODUCED TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE BY OLDER BOYFRIEND

A minimum term of 15 years set in relation to a sentence of detention at Her Majesty’s pleasure imposed on a 15-year-old following her conviction for murder, she having stabbed the victim whilst under the influence of drink and drugs, was reduced to 12 years in light of the defendant’s youth and the influence of her older boyfriend.

[2008] EWCA Crim 2437