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Edwards, Stacey v The Queen [2020] VSCA 339

CRIMINAL LAW
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Maxwell P, Kyrou JA and Macaulay AJA
Parties: 

Edwards, Stacey v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
23 December 2020
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Manslaughter - Guilty plea - Applicant stabbed partner in neck - Sentence 9 years' imprisonment, non-parole period 6 years and 9 months - Moral culpability - Whether reduced by family violence - Expert evidence - No causal link to family violence - Offending influenced by drug use - Relevance of disadvantaged background - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Serious offending - Sentence within range - Judge's findings open - Leave to appeal refused.

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