A teenager found guilty of the kidnapping, rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has had his sentence reduced following an appeal.
According to BBC News, the teenager Aaron Campbell had his 27 year minimum sentence cut by three years following an appeal at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh.
Campbell, who is now 17, had his sentence cut by three years after his counsel argued that the original sentence was excessive given that Campbell was 16 years old when he committed the crime.
The reduction in Campbell’s sentence comes after was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering little Alesha on the Isle of Bute in Scotland on July 2nd 2018.
Although Campbell initially denied killing the six-year-old, he confessed to the crime before sentencing in February this year.