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ON APPEAL FROM Preston Crown Court
Mr Justice King
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE FOSKETT
HIS HONOUR JUDGE INMAN QC
(SITTING AS A JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL CRIMINAL DIVISION)
| REFERENCE BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER S.36 OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 1988
|ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REFERENCE NO 34 OF 2014
(R v JOHN JENKIN)
Mr D Fish QC (instructed by Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the Offender
Hearing date: 25th June 2014
Crown Copyright ©
Lord Justice Treacy:
a) The death of two victims.
b) A significant degree of culpability remaining despite the offender having suffered from an abnormality of mind.
c) A clear intention to kill both women.
d) A degree of premeditation at least in the case of the mother.
e) The use of a lethal weapon.
a) The offender's absence of previous convictions.
b) An early guilty plea.
c) The offender's diminished responsibility for the killings by reason of schizoid affective disorder/schizophrenia. This latter mitigating feature is of course comprehended at least in part by the acceptance of the pleas to manslaughter.
"The sentence of this court accordingly therefore is one of life imprisonment with the minimum term specified of 12 years less the days spent on remand…"