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Life sentence for murder 'unjust'

A group of British legal experts is calling for judges to be given the freedom to decide what sentence to impose on convicted murderers.

Since the abolition of the death penalty more than 40 years ago, anyone convicted of murder must be given a life sentence, a rule which lawyers say is unjust and outdated.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 06 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK