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.
Granada Reports' correspondent Rachel Townsend spoke exclusively with the family of Anuj Bidve in India.
Today, Kiaran Stapleton was found guilty of murdering the Indian student in Salford last year.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, who led the investigation, said: "I cannot speculate on what Stapleton was thinking when he pulled the trigger, but it is also important for Anuj's family and everyone around the world who was affected by this murder that we are clear about the facts.
Our investigation found no evidence that Anuj was targeted because of his race.
We have no evidence that racist comments were made and there appears to be no motivation for Stapleton other than tragically Anuj and his friends were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He had a gun in his pocket and he used it on the first person he came across.
This was a cold-blooded, motiveless killing for which he has shown no remorse and only Stapleton knows why he committed such a horrific act that night."
Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor for the North West said Anuj Bidve's "senseless" murder had "shocked and appalled us all".
He went on to say: "Since the moment that he killed Anuj, and throughout this trial, he has shown no trace of remorse and no concern for the pain his family are going through. Two days after the murder he even went to a tattoo shop and got a teardrop tattoo.
– Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor
It was a sign we say that he was boasting about the murder, that he thought it gave him some sort of notoriety.
Mr Afzal said the prosecution case centred on the fact that Stapleton knew what he was doing at the time of the shooting and in the days afterwards.
He said: "My thoughts and sympathies are very much with them as Kiaran Stapleton faces a life sentence for Anuj's murder."
– Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor
"It was a cowardly murder, and his reaction afterwards in trying to cover his tracks, hide from police and evade justice was also cowardly."
A killer who called himself 'Psycho' has been found guilty of murdering an Indian student at random.
Kiaran Stapleton walked up to stranger Anuj Bidve, 23, in the street in Salford, Greater Manchester, and shot him in the head at point blank range.
Stapleton, 21 had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but a jury at Manchester Crown Court rejected that argument and convicted him of murder.
The jury in the case of an Indian student who was shot dead on Boxing Day have been sent out.
Anuj Bidve was shot and killed by Kiaran Stapleton on Ordsall Lane in Salford.
Stapleton admits the shooting, but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Judge sends out jury at Anuj Bidve murder trial, telling them he needs a verdict they are all in agreement with.
A jury is expected to retire today to consider its verdict in the trial of a man who shot dead a stranger in the street.
Kiaran Stapleton walked up to Indian student Anuj Bidve, 23, in Salford, Greater Manchester, pulled out a handgun and fired one shot to his head.
The defendant accepts he killed Mr Bidve but it is argued he was not in control of his actions at the time.
His defence say Stapleton, 21, is guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but not murder.
The jury in the Anuj Bidve murder trial has heard Kiaran Stapleton used to wear a bulletproof vest when visiting his grandmother's for dinner.
Stapleton admits shooting Anuj Bidve dead, but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.