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Killer's first whole life appeal

Relatives of victims killed by triple murderer Arthur Hutchinson have told ITV News they are confident his appeal against his whole life sentence will fail. Hutchinson has become the first criminal in Britain to challenge his whole life tariff.

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Victims' family confident murderer's appeal will fail

Relatives of the victims of the convicted murderer Arthur Hutchinson have said they are confident his attempt to get his 'whole life' sentence reduced will fail in court.

Hutchinson has launched a challenge against his tariff after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that such sentences are "inhuman and degrading".

Whenever even the name Arthur Hutchinson rears its ugly head, it does nothing but create fear and distress to the victims of this heinous crime.

Let the human rights judiciary [ECHR] members be thrust into our position for just a day and maybe they would understand this.

We are confident that justice will be done, and more importantly, be seen to be done so that this matter can finally be put to rest.

– Laitner family statement

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