Men who murdered Adam Vincent launch appeal over their sentences
THE men who murdered and dismembered Adam Vincent have launched an appeal to have their sentences cut – in a move his father has described as "rubbing salt" in his family's wounds.
Keith Vincent said it made him and other members of Adam's family "sick to the stomach" to think the men could have their jail terms for their "heinous" crimes cut.
As reported, the five men involved in the popular 33-year-old's death were jailed for a total of 129 years.
Four of them, Lee Griffiths, 43, his sons Thomas Griffiths, 22, and Luke Griffiths, 19, and his stepson Mark Jackson, 28, were all found guilty of his murder and perverting the course of justice.
NEED A NEW BOILER ?. THEN READ OUR REVIEWS & CALL P & P PLUMBING...View details
IF YOUR LOOKING AT REPLACING YOUR BOILER, THEN CALL, P & P PLUMBING. WE CAN SUPPLY & FIT BOILERS, TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS, & THEY COME WITH 3, 5, 7 & AN AMAZING 10 YEARS PARTS & LABOUR GUARANTEE.
Terms: Ts & Cs apply
Contact: 01472 803004
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Gang mastermind and "Mr Big" Lee Griffiths was told he would spend a minimum of 32 years behind bars before even being considered for release.
Jackson was ordered to spend at least 29 years in prison, Thomas Griffiths a minimum of 27 years and Luke Griffiths at least 26 years.
However, legal teams working for the four men are now calling for the terms to be cut, although exact details of the appeal, and the reasons for it, are not clear.
The Grimsby Telegraph has also learned that Matthew Frow, 32 – who was cleared of murder, but found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice – had called for his conviction to be overturned.
However, the case was thrown out, the Telegraph understands at an early stage. If that is the case, then he would have the right to appeal again as there wouldn't have been a full hearing before a panel of three High Court judges.
Keith said the family, who would have celebrated Adam's birthday on June 22, were relieved that Frow's case had been dismissed, but that they were "appalled at the audacity" of his son's killers' appeal.
He said: "To me, they should never, ever, be let out again, never mind have their sentence reduced.
"I will not be given more time with Adam, so why should they have more time out of prison?
"I am so angry. They are not fit to breathe the air we breathe."
He added that he still cried for his son "every day" and that he did not believe he would ever be able to get over his death.
Keith said: "The wound will never heal, but they are rubbing salt in it now and causing me more pain."
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said a date had not yet been set for any hearing.
Keep checking the Grimsby Telegraph for all the latest developments in the case.