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Michael Collins secures reduction in sentence in firearm-sex case

The appellant, David Jeffers, discharged a firearm into the vagina of his lover during a sex game that went tragically wrong. The woman was left with catastrophic injuries as Mr. Jeffers fled the scene.

Today, the Court of Appeal has reduced Jeffers’ sentence, for possessing a gun with intent to endanger life, from 10 years custody to 8 years and 6 months.

Ruling, Mr Justice Morris said Jeffers had not carried the gun with the intention of committing a crime and the woman had consented to the ‘dangerous act’. Further, that this wasn’t a case of the ‘possession of a conventional modern gun’ but of a ‘functioning antique pistol with the least lethal in the range of shotgun pellets’.

The initial conviction and today’s successful appeal has received national media attention, including the following:

Michael Collins has built an extensive and impressive criminal practice undertaking work of the highest complexity and gravity. He accepts instructions in a wide range of very serious and high profile cases including, murder, rape, serious assault, firearms, fatal/near fatal motoring offences and drug trafficking.

Contact Michael’s clerks:

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Harrison Browne on 0113 213 5217

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