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Archive for March, 2018

Appeal Against Extended Sentence
HMA V Stephen Bell 2018 Mr Bell was given an extended sentence for having an “uncontrollable obsession” with child pornography but he has successfully appealed against the sentence imposed. The appellant was convicted of possessing thousands of still and moving...
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“Mercy Killing” Appeal Against Conviction
Gorgan V HMA 2018 Mr Gordan was jailed for culpable homicide over a ‘mercy killing’ of his terminally wife. However he was admonished following appeal. Mr Gordan was released after the appeal court ruled there was no public interest in putting him in prison after the...
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Confiscation Order Appeal Refused
HMA V John Farrell 2018 Mr Farrell was admonished after pleading guilty to being connected in the supply of class B drugs, namely cocaine. The appellant was admonished as a result of his good behaviour but was subject to a confiscation order. He was charged along with...
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“Excessive” Sentence Reduced on Appeal
HMA v VE 2018 VE, a 14-year-old boy, who raped and sexual assaulted two younger girls has had his sentence of six years reduced on appeal. Judges ruled that this term was "excessive" and instead imposed a sentence of three years and nine months after ruling that the...
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