Five judges at the Court of Appeal in London have been asked to reduce the 30-year minimum term imposed Kiaran Stapleton.
A killer who called himself 'Psycho' has been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of murdering Anuj Bidve in Salford.
The parents of Anuj Bidve has spoken outside court. His father said that in the blink of an eye Kiaran Stapleton took away Anuj's dreams.
A man who referred to himself as 'Psycho' Stapleton in court has lost his appeal for a shorter jail term.
Judges at the Court of Appeal in London were asked to reduce the 30-year minimum term imposed on Kiaran Stapleton, 21, who was jailed for life after he "executed" a stranger in Salford.
Kiaran Stapleton, 21, shot Indian student Anuj Bidve, 23, at point-blank range.
The killer of Indian student Anuj Bidve will have an appeal to have his sentence reduced heard at a later date.
Kiaran Stapleton shot Anuj dead on Boxing Day last year in Salford.
Today a judge reserved a decision on an appeal to reduce his life sentence, of which Stapleton must serve a minimum of 30 years, to another date to be decided.
Kiaran Stapleton, the man who murdered Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford, will appear in court today to argue his sentence is too harsh.
Stapleton shot Anuj in the neck while the student was out walking with friends on Boxing Day last year.
He was convicted of murder and jailed for life, with a minimum term of 30 years.
During the sentencing hearing in Manchester, Mr Justice King said Stapleton had committed a "truly wicked act" and was a "highly dangerous man" who posed a high risk of serious harm to other people.
Stapleton's appeal hearing will be at the Court of Appeal. He will appear in court via video link.
A man who shot and killed a student in Salford is appealing against his sentence.
Kiaran Stapleton was jailed for life for the murder of Anuj Bidve on Boxing Day last year. He was told he must serve a minimum of 30 years in prison. He'll appear at the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.
A judge has jailed the man who shot dead Anuj Bidve for at least thirty years calling the murder a 'truly wicked act'.
Kiaran Stapleton had never met his victim and had no reason to kill him when they met in the early hours of Boxing Day last year.
The judge said he ended the life of a young man who had so much to look forward to.
The man guilty of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford must spend at least 30 years in prison.
Kiaran Stapleton was told by the judge he showed a callous disregard for Mr Bidve after the murder and during the trial.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said: ”Anuj’s family have got the verdict they deserved. I have spoken to the family and while they remain grief stricken that nothing can bring Anuj back, they are very pleased Stapleton will not even be eligible for parole until he is in his fifties.
"On behalf of myself and all my team, I would like to pay tribute to the dignity that Anuj’s family have shown. They have had to sit through five weeks of harrowing evidence but at least today they have seen justice done.
– Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle
“ The judge labelled Stapleton’s actions a truly wicked act and that is exactly what it was."
“Our thoughts remain with Anuj’s family as they fly back to India and try to rebuild their lives after the senseless loss of their son.”
A killer who called himself 'Psycho' has been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of murdering an Indian student in Salford.
Kiaran Stapleton walked up to stranger Anuj Bidve, 23, in the street in Ordsall and shot him in the head at point blank range.
Stapleton sentenced to life with minimum term of 30 years