(296)(4)

Medical evidence that an offender’s culpability was lowered by mental abnormality could not be taken into account when determining the minimum term to be served under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 Sch.22 para.6 where the jury had rejected such evidence in convicting the offender of 13 offences of murder. Taking into consideration the murders and admissions of eight offences of attempted murder, it was appropriate to set a whole life term.

[2010] EWHC 1741 (QB)