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Mandatory Minimum Term for Murder

Submitted on Tuesday 2nd August 2011

Published on Thursday 4th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 4th November 2011

Signatures: 25

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Mandatory Minimum Term for Murder

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A Proposal that regardless of the age of the defendant there should be a mandatory 35 year minimum term for convictions for murder. Judges discretion to impose longer terms remains but cannot in any case of conviction for murder be less than 35 years. Convictions for murder of any victim aged 16 or under carry a minimum tarrif of 40 years.

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