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Jill Meagher killer appeals length of sentence

Adrian Ernest Bailey was last month sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 35 years.

A candle burns during a Memorial Mass for murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher at St Peter's Church, Drogheda, last October.
A candle burns during a Memorial Mass for murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher at St Peter's Church, Drogheda, last October.
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THE MAN WHO raped and killed Irishwoman Jill Meagher plans to appeal against the length of his sentence.

Adrian Ernest Bailey was last month sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 35 years after being convicted of killing Ms Meagher in a Melbourne laneway.

ABC News reports today that that Bailey plans to appeal his sentence and has lodged an appeal with the Victorian Supreme Court.

Bailey pled guilty to killing Ms Meagher last September before burying her in a shallow grave about 55km from where she was last seen alive.

He had a string of over 20 sexual offences and was on parole at the time of the killing. When sentencing Bailey the case judge had described the killing as “among the worst kinds conceivable”.

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