Footballer's Sentence Increased

A former Stoke City Academy footballer who murdered his 15-year old girldfriend, has had his sentence increased by Court of Appeal judges.

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Her life ended in your hands, Judge tells court

An 18-year-old footballer has been given a life sentence after pleading guilty to the murder of a 15-year-old girl from Bedfordshire at Luton Crown Court.

Andrew Hall from Flitwick admitted killing Megan-Leigh Peat at a house on Ailesbury Road in Ampthill on 9 June 2012.

Megan, from Westoning in Bedfordshire, died at the house from her injuries and severe blood loss. She had been stabbed multiple times.

Judge Richard Foster told Andrew Hall:

"Megan Peat will never experience the thrill and success of exam results, going on to higher education, or perhaps being a bridesmaid at a best friend's wedding or an 18th birthday party."

"Her life ended in your hands at 15 years old."

"Only you know why you did what you did that night and what the catalyst was for such a ferocious attack.

"It is clear you were jealous of her innocent friendships with others."

– Judge Richard Foster

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