News Round-Up Week Ending 24.6.16
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'Guilty by association' test cases at Court of Appeal:
The appeal judges, led by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will examine individual cases affected by the so-called foresight principle, technically known as “parasitic accessorial liability”, under which rule co-defendants have been convicted of a violent crime committed by an associate if they were judged to have foreseen that associate might commit it. Sentences have often been extremely long thanks to the mandatory life tariff for murder under the 2003 Criminal Justice Act.
The first appellants include Tyler Burton and Nicholas Terrelonge, convicted of murdering Ashley Latty in 2014; Asher & Lewis Johnson, Jerome Green and Reece Garwood, convicted of murdering Thomas Cudjoe in 2012.