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Jill Meagher killer Adrian Bayley appeals sentence

  • 18 July 2013
  • From the section Europe
Jill Meagher
Jill Meagher was originally from Drogheda, County Louth

The man convicted of killing Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia last September has lodged an appeal against the length of his sentence.

Adrian Ernest Bayley received a life sentence for murder and 15 years for rape.

He was ordered to serve a minimum of 35 years behind bars.

Bayley has now lodged an appeal against the length of his jail term at the Victorian Supreme Court.

Mrs Meagher, who was originally from Drogheda, County Louth, moved to Australia from Ireland in 2009 with her husband.

She was attacked in Melbourne last September as she walked home following a night out with colleagues.

Her body was discovered six days later buried on the outskirts of the city.

The judge described Bayley as a "recidivist sex offender". Bayley was on parole for previous rape convictions when he attacked Ms Meagher.

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