EARBY: Attorney General says baby killer’s 24-year jail sentence ‘not too lenient’

The Attorney General has said that the 24-year-minimum sentence handed to Earby baby killer Darren Newton will not be referred to the Court of Appeal because it is not too lenient.

Tuesday, 4th January 2011, 12:52 pm

He was convicted earlier this month of the murder of his girlfriend’s baby Charlie Hunt after a series of “happy-slapping” attacks he filmed on his mobile phone.

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Anyone can complain to the Crown Prosecution Service that a sentence is too lenient.

The case may then be passed to the Attorney General and then on to the Court of Appeal.