Killer's sentence increased

A man who killed 3 members of his girlfriend's family has had his sentence increased from 30 to 35 years at the Court of Appeal. Carl Mills set fire to their house in September 2012.

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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

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