Justice Secretary Dominic Raab is considering intervening in the release of Robert Brown, who killed his wife with a claw hammer in 2010 and is due to be released in November 2023.
Why it matters
The case has gained attention due to concerns raised by the victim's family and the possibility that Brown may be released without facing the Parole Board. The Justice Secretary's intervention could lead to a review of the case and a determination of whether Brown is safe to be released.
What the papers say
The Independent and BBC News both report on the case, with The Independent highlighting the victim's family's concerns and the possibility of Brown being released without facing the Parole Board, while BBC News reports on the Justice Secretary's promise to review the case.
How we got here
Robert Brown killed his wife with a claw hammer in 2010 and was sentenced to 26 years in prison for manslaughter. He was acquitted of murder by a jury at Reading Crown Court in May 2011 after previously admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
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