Killer Valdo Calocane sees sentence stand as Court of Appeal rules judge was not "unduly lenient"

by 24britishtvMay 14, 2024, 3:50 p.m. 22
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The Court of Appeal has refused to change the sentence of Valdo Calocane, who killed three people in Nottingham last summer. The 32-year-old was given an indefinite hospital order after admitting the manslaughter of Barnaby Webber, Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Ian Coates by reason of diminished responsibility, and the attempted murder of three others last June. The Attorney General referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal in February, with lawyers arguing last week that Calocane – who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia – should be given a “hybrid” order where he would be treated before serving the remainder of the sentence in custody. But three senior judges dismissed the bid on Tuesday, stating that while Calocane’s offences caused “unimaginable grief”, his sentence was not unduly lenient as his paranoid schizophrenia was “the sole identified cause of these crimes”. Calocane, who attended via a video link from Ashworth high-security hospital near Liverpool, did not react as the judges gave their decision. Daily Record Homepage: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ Daily Record Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheScottishDailyRecord Daily Record IG: https://instagram.com/scottishdailyrecord Daily Record Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daily_Record Daily Record Newsletters: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/newsletter-preference-centre/ Join our WhatsApp communities here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages: DAILY RECORD: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/join-daily-records-whatsapp-community-31116469 You can get all the latest news, sport, showbiz and comment at DailyRecord.co.uk LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #DailyRecord #valdocalocane #court

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