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Mother's disappointment over minicab murderer's sentence

Christopher Halliwell was jailed for life in October Credit: Wiltshire Police

An attempt to increase the prison sentence given to a Wiltshire murderer has failed. Minicab driver Chris Halliwell was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 25 years, after he admitted murdering Sian O'Callaghan in March last year.

The Crown Prosecution Service said this was too lenient and appealed for a longer minimum tariff. Today the Court of Appeal threw out that challenge. Police believe Halliwell also killed Swindon girl Becky Godden. Afterwards Becky's mother said she was disappointed.

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