Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Father hits out over murder term

The father of a 17-year-old schoolgirl who was stabbed to death in an Ayrshire street has hit out at the length of time her murderer will be detained.
John Wilson, 20, was given a life sentence after he admitted murdering his former girlfriend, Michelle Stewart, in Drongan last November.
The judge said Wilson must serve at least 12 years.
Ms Stewart's father Kenneth said his daughter had been "completely let down" by the justice system.
Mr Stewart said: "The family is totally disappointed. He stabbed my daughter 10 times, 12 years is not enough for pre-meditated murder.
"I expected a 17 year sentence - a year at least for every year of Michelle's life."
He added: "When you get to 17 or 18 you have the world in front of you, but now it has been taken away from her."

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