Court of Appeal reduces sentence of man convicted of murder


The Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence of convicted murderer Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs by ten years.

Stubbs was convicted of the 1999 murder of off duty police officer James Ambrose and sentenced to death. However he appealed his conviction and a retrial was ordered.

However his second trail was aborted on the first day of the judge’s summing up, but during his third trial he was convicted and sentenced to life behind bars.

Following a number of appeals Stubbs was sentenced to 45 years in prison. But still Stubbs, took his fight to the Privy Council in London.

After hearing submissions, the London-based court dismissed his appeal against conviction, allowed his appeal against sentence, and ordered that he be re sentenced by the Court of Appeal in order to compensate for a breach of his constitutional rights.

In the end the Court of Appeal reduced Stubbs’ sentence by ten years, which means he now has a prison term of 35 years.