Headline sentence for making a threat to kill was excessive

Hannah Godfrey BL, 26 June 2020 (© Decisis)

June 29, 2020

Court of Appeal quashes sentence and substitutes more lenient sentence for offences arising out of one incident, finding that the headline sentence for making a threat to kill was excessive in all the circumstances where the threat was not of the most egregious kind, notwithstanding that the appellant had previous relevant convictions and was on bail when the offences occurred.

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