High Court judges set to review Millom killer’s sentence
Last updated at 13:35, Wednesday, 07 May 2014
HIGH Court judges have confirmed they will review the sentence on a killer who axed his mother and sister to death.
Yesterday the attorney general referred the case of John Jenkin to the Court of Appeal following the Crown Prosecution Service’s appeal against the sentence of a six-year hospital order and life imprisonment.
They claimed it was unduly lenient.
Jenkin was originally sentenced in Preston Crown Court on March 28 to a 12-year hospital order and life imprisonment, though the hospital order was later reduced to six years.
He is an inmate at the secure Ashworth Hospital, in Merseyside.
Jenkin axed his mother Alice McMeekin to death along with his 20-year-old sister, Katie Jenkin, on June 8 last year.
After he was arrested he told police he killed his sister so he could have sex with her.
Police who arrived at the address in Newton Street described a “grisly” scene with blood smeared on the walls of the lounge and staircase.
Jenkin killed the family dog, Fenn, before walking to Millom Pier where he was later found naked by police.
Jenkin’s family gasped in shock as the facts of the case were read in court and a number of his friends were left in tears at the hearing.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said: “The case of John Jenkin has been referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds it was possibly unduly lenient.
“It will take between five to seven weeks to be listed, the Court of Appeal will set a date and it will be heard by three High Court judges.
“It is up to them to decide whether the sentence is unduly lenient.”
First published at 13:27, Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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