Towards the end of last month (March) a defendant entered a guilty plea at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to the manslaughter of a rugby union player.
It has been reported that during early February, the rugby union player who played for Halifax RUFC was out celebrating victory with his teammates, when he was punched by the defendant.
During the Court case at the end of last month, the defendant entered a guilty plea to the charge of manslaughter, and sentencing is expected to take place later this month; with the Judge advising that CCTV footage of the incident is likely to be shown.
It was also revealed in court, that the defendant has previously been involved in an incident of common assault, which was reportedly of a similar manner to the incident which occurred in February.
As criminal law solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand that sentences for manslaughter vary depending on the nature of the offence but can carry a maximum life sentence, with the judge having discretion over the sentence imposed.
Our solicitors are also highly experienced in assisting defendants facing charges of manslaughter; and to find out how we can help you, should you find yourself facing such a charge, contact our solicitors today.