High Court Judgment - Three Strikes Case
09 November 2018
Third strike sentencing for kidnap
and aggravated robbery (x2).
Mandatory maximum penalty of
14 years imposed, but manifestly unjust for that to be
But for the three-strikes regime, the
sentence would have been six years and three months. Lesser
minimum period ordered.
R v Pomee
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