Less than 24 hours after Stephanie Scott’s family was rocked by the death of their husband and father, it has been reported that the man convicted of her murder is set to appeal his life sentence.
According to 9 News, lawyers for Vincent Stanford have lodged a notice of intention to appeal the sentence, which was handed down by Justice Robert Hulme in October.
The 25-year-old was found guilty of the rape and murder of New South Wales schoolteacher Stephanie Scott and was sentenced to life behind bars with no possibility of parole.
At the time of her death, Scott was due to marry her boyfriend Aaron Leeson-Woolley.
When Starts at 60 reported Stanford’s sentence, many of you expressed your support for the decision and sent your condolences to the Scott family.
Justice Hulme told the court when handing down his sentence that the case was one of “great heinousness” and said that Stanford’s guilt was “so extreme” it could “be met with only one response”.
Stephanie Scott’s father, Robert, was killed by a falling tree on the family’s Canowindra property on November 1.