The Court of Appeal has today increased the sentence of Emma Wilson from life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years to 17 years.
In December last Emma Wilson was convicted of the murder of her 11-month old son at the Central Criminal Court. She was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 14 years by His Honour Judge Kramer QC. That sentence was referred to the Attorney General’s Office as possibly unduly lenient and referred to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC MP.
Speaking after the hearing today the Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC, MP said:
â€œThis young boy tragically lost his life as a result of the injuries inflicted on him by his mother. I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at this sentence, as despite it being a life sentence with a term of 14 years minimum, the fact remains that Wilson denied the murder, and maintained that stance at trial.
â€œI am glad the Court of Appeal accepted our argument today and increased the minimum term to 17 years and I can only hope this offers some degree of reassurance to the public.â€