Jack Frew murder: Killer’s appeal is rejected
THE KILLER of schoolboy Jack Frew has lost an appeal against the minimum term of 18 years, which he was ordered to serve under a life sentence.
Lawyers for Craig Roy, 20, argued at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh that the “punishment part” of his sentence was excessive, but Lords Clarke and Brodie rejected the submission.
Roy, then 17, stabbed 16-year-old Jack 20 times and slit his throat in woods near their school in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, in May 2010.
Jurors rejected a plea that Roy be found guilty of culpable homicide on the grounds of diminished responsibility, and convicted him of murder.
The trial heard that Roy had cheated on his long-term boyfriend with Jack and was plagued by guilt over his infidelity.
He claimed Jack had pestered him and tried to blackmail him for more sex.
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