(LIFE SENTENCES FOR MURDER) (2000)

An 11-year tariff imposed on offenders convicted of murder, would not be altered on review despite their increased maturity.

A ten-year tariff imposed on a young offender, who was sentenced to detention at Her Majesty’s pleasure after being convicted of the murder of a one year-old child, would not be altered on review despite his progress in addressing his offending behaviour.

Given the profound change in the attitude and character of a young offender who had been sentenced to detention during Her Majesty’s pleasure for murder, his eight-year tariff was reduced to seven years.

A tariff of ten years for a young offender sentenced to detention during Her Majesty’s pleasure for the murder of a frail man in the street was upheld on review.