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Triple killer's sentence increase welcomed

Speaking after today's hearing Solicitor General Oliver Heald, who referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal for review, said: "It is hard to overstate the seriousness of this crime."

Carl Mills murdered three generations of the same family, leaving a chasm of grief.

I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at this sentence, as despite it being a life sentence with a term of 30 years minimum, the fact remains that Mills denied having set the fire and maintained that stance at trial.

I am thankful that the Court of Appeal has today increased his minimum term to 35 years and I can only hope this offers some degree of reassurance to the public.

– Oliver Heald, Solicitor General


Killer had threatened to 'burn your house down'

The court had heard how Mills bombarded his partner with texts and warned "I will burn your house down".

The Buckley's house in Cwmbran Credit: PA

Kimberley, born 13 weeks premature, was at home for the first time after being discharged from hospital on the day of the fire.

Homeless Mills, the baby's father, was living in a tent in the front garden but had been banned from seeing the child unsupervised.

Kim, Kimberley and Kayleigh Buckley Credit: ITV News

Killer's sentenced to be reviewed for being 'too lenient'

A man who burnt down his teenage girlfriend's home, killing three generations of one family, is having his sentence reviewed to see if it is "unduly lenient".

Carl Mills was jailed for life in July and ordered to serve a 30-year minimum term behind bars before he can apply for parole.

Carl Mills Credit: Wales News Service

46 year old Kim Buckley her 17 year old daughter Kayleigh and 6 month old granddaughter Kimberley, died in the fire in Cwmbran last year.

The 30 year minimum term imposed will be scrutinised at the Court of Appeal in London.

Carl Mills arriving in court charged with murder

Carl Mills arriving in Caerphilly Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of murder Credit: Wales News

28 year-old Carl Mills has appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of murder.

It follows the death of Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old granddaughter Kimberley who were found following a fire at their home on the Coed Eva estate in Cwmbran on Tuesday.

Following today's hearing Mills will appear at Newport Crown Court on Monday morning.