First Televised Sentencing at the Old Bailey

Jane Werrell
By Jane Werrell
July 30, 2022NTD UK Newsshare

In a televised first, cameras were allowed inside a court on Thursday, showing a judge sentencing a young man for stabbing his grandfather to death. Judge Sarah Munro sentenced 25-year-old Ben Oliver to life imprisonment for killing his own grandfather. A change in the law means cameras are allowed in crown courts in England and Wales, and it’s a move seen as a “landmark moment for open justice.”

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