Mother criticises murder sentence for ex-boyfriend

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A MOTHER whose sex offender ex-boyfriend murdered her infant daughter said his 25-year jail sentence was too lenient.

Labourer Barry McCarney was yesterday given the life sentence tariff at Belfast Crown Court for the murder of 15-month-old Millie Martin in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in 2009.

The toddler’s mother Rachael said her former partner deserved a harsher punishment.

“I don’t think it was long enough,” Ms Martin said outside court. “Twenty-five years isn’t long enough.”

Her mother and Millie’s grandmother Margaret Graham said 33-year-old McCarney, who was not the child’s father, should never be freed.