R v Coonan (formerly Sutcliffe)

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Coonan (formerly Sutcliffe)
Issue: Whether a whole life tariff was appropriate for a man who committed multiple murders; the approach to mitigation on grounds of mental disorder when the jury had rejected a claim of diminished responsibility.
Court: High Court, QBD
Reference:   MTS/1057/2004
Neutral Citation:   [2010] EWHC 1741 (QB)
Judge(s): Mitting J
Date: 16 July 2010