Court Code

Criminal procedure — Sentence — Factors taken into account — Accused B convicted of murdering his wife — Crimes of violence against women and children far too prevalent in our society — Courts must send harsh message that such conduct will not be tolerated.

Criminal procedure - Sentence — Medical condition of accused — Accused's C medical condition and availability of medical treatment forming part of accused's personal circumstances — Court satisfied that accused in present case would have adequate access to medical treatment — Court accordingly not precluded from passing custodial sentence.