R v Maynard [2010] EWCA Crim 2854

On appeal the conviction for murder had been reduced to diminished responsibility manslaughter, and a restricted hospital order was imposed. The appellant remained in prison 18 months later, largely because he had refused to cooperate in the belief that he would be released sooner if given a prison sentence. Based on his dangerousness, the gravity of the offence and the level of culpability, the court imposed a life sentence with a 10-year tariff.


Before: Lord Justice Toulson, Mrs Justice Dobbs

Hearing: 23/11/10

Mr A Evans QC and Miss N Bahra appeared on behalf of the Applicant

Mr M Heywood QC appeared on behalf of the Crown

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