Sentence Increased in Gross Negligence Manslaughter Prosecution Prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC

January 30, 2017

The Court of Appeal has increased the sentence of 3 years that had been imposed on Jasmine Gregory, whose baby daughter had drowned in a bath at their home. Miss Gregory had been convicted of her child’s manslaughter by gross negligence at a trial in October – she had left the baby unattended upstairs in a bath for a number of minutes without ever giving a clear explanation of why this had happened. Oliver Saxby QC was prosecuting. Following sentence, he advised that the sentence was arguably unduly lenient; and the case was taken on by the Attorney-General. Having heard the Crown’s arguments, the Court of Appeal increased the sentence to 4.5 years.

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