Last year William Cornick was sentenced to life with a 20 year tariff for the murder of Anne Maguire. We covered it here and explained why, in our view, the tariff was too long.
The Court of Appeal is to hear his appeal against sentence on 29th January 2015 (in a court presided over by the Lord Chief Justice). It seems that he has been given permission, which may indicate that the appeal has merits (see our overview on appeals here).
We will have a look at it when the Court has given its ruling, but we would expect the appeal to be allowed and a tariff of about 18 years substituted. This will come with a strong warning that this is a minimum and he may well be in detention for a lot longer than that.
Thanks to CrimeLine for highlighting that it’s in Court tomorrow.