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: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2010/3869/A8
Neutral Citation:   [2011] EWCA Crim 5
Judge(s): Lord Judge CJ, Calvert-Smith and Griffith Williams JJ
Date: 14 January 2011