In Britain it is not unusual for a judge to impose a life term
and stipulate that the murderer complete a tariff of up to 40 years.
The court gave its decision after the Election Commission asked the judicial body that there should be a life term
ban on convicted parliamentarians and MLAs from contesting elections.
Of these, four were sentenced to death and three to life terms
I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at McLoughlin's original sentence because I did not think the ECHR had said anything which prevented our courts from handing down whole life terms
in the most serious cases.
The Central Bureau of Investigation probed the case, and Lakshmana was handed life term
In 1995, Cain was given a second life term
after he and another inmate were convicted of murdering child killer Leslie Bailey - who was known as "Catweazle" - at Whitemoor prison near March, Cambridgeshire, in 1993.
Mittal reduced Mohd Naushad's death penalty to life term
, while acquitting Mirza Nissar Hussain and Mohd Ali Bhat alias Kille.
Sweeney is already serving four life terms
imposed in 2002 for the attempted murder in 1994 of Miss Balmer and having four guns when he was arrested while on the run.
Sutcliffe, pictured, now 64, received 20 life terms
for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Haller is an expert manipulator of events and is well on his way to the complete exoneration of Roulet when he discovers a link to a former client, Jesus Menendez, now serving a life term
Paul Worsley QC, for the Crown, opposing the application, said there were some rare cases, of which Hobson's was one, where the facts were so awful and serious that a 'whole life term
should mean a whole life term
The large gap between the death penalty and life term
has apparently arisen from such factors as a longer life span, compared with the time when the original Penal Code was put into effect more than 90 years ago.