Adam Vincent murder: Appeal court cuts killers' minimum jail terms
The gang who were jailed after murdering Adam Vincent and dismembering his body have had their minimum sentences reduced on appeal.
Ringleader Lee Griffiths, 44, was convicted with his sons, Luke, 20, and Thomas, 23, and stepson Mark Jackson, 28, of the murder of the 33-year-old at Sheffield Crown Court in January.
They were ordered to serve minimum terms ranging from 26 to 32 years, but last month took their cases to the Court of Appeal in a bid for shorter terms.
After taking three weeks to consider the arguments, Lord Justice Hughes returned to the London court to allow the appeals and cut the minimum terms.
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Lawyers for the four killers argued that the sentencing judge had not given adequate credit for the mitigating factors, mainly the fact they had not intended death.
Lee Griffiths' minimum term was cut from 32 to 30 years, Luke Griffiths' from 26 to 23 years, Thomas Griffiths' from 27 to 25 years, and Mark Jackson's from 29 to 25 years.
They can only be released after serving those terms if the Parole Board considers they no longer pose a risk of harm to the public.
• Read the Vincent family's reaction in tomorrow’s Grimsby Telegraph.