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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 49 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 June 2017 by Hon Charles Smith

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Can the Minister please advise the House what the average custodial sentence is for a wilful murder conviction over the last 10 years?
Answered on 15 August 2017

Wilful murder ceased to be an offence on 1 August 2008 as a result of the Criminal Law Amendment (Homicide) Act 2008 (WA). A number of wilful murder charges were still to be dealt with in court after this date. The sentence received for all people convicted of wilful murder between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2016 was life imprisonment.