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Life Sentence With a Minimum Term of 13 years After Fatal Attack

HMA v Alan Richardson 2019

Mr Richardson has received a life sentence with a minimum term of 13 years after attacking Mr Murray which resulted in his death. The 25 year old was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow this week. The sentencing Judge was made aware that Mr Richardson had spent time in prison for serious assault to injury and he was released early. Lord Armstong told Mr Richardson he would have to serve 750 days of his previous sentence for the assault before beginning his life sentence. Lord Armstrong continued: “Persons sentenced to life imprisonment may become eligible for release on licence. When they are actually to be released on licence is a decision made not by the court but by the Parole board for Scotland.”

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