Nelson baby killer Michael Pearce will have his sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General’s Office has confirmed.
The referral comes after guidance from Solicitor General Robert Buckland MP, who reviewed the case following a number of complaints from the public.
The MP looked at the case under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.
Caerphilly Observer reported that at least ten complaints were made to the attorney General’s office about the sentence, of which he is expected to serve four and a half years.
Earlier this month a spokeswoman for the office said: “Mr Pearce’s sentence has already been sent to this office for consideration under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.
“There is a strict 28 day deadline to consider it, which expires on August 27, therefore a decision on whether or not it should be referred to the Court of Appeal as possibly unduly lenient will be made by then.”
The spokeswoman today, August 21, confirmed a decision had been made to refer the sentence to the Court of Appeal with the possibility of it being extended.
Pearce killed Alfie Sullock while his mother celebrated his birth on a night out in August last year.
She has previously said she is disappointed with the sentence.
Speaking on the court steps after the sentencing, Donna Sullock, 29, held back tears to give a statement.
She said: “We are disappointed with today’s verdict but satisfied he will still go to prison for what he’s done.
“Whatever sentence he will get will never be long enough for taking Alfie’s life away. We have been through a year of absolute hell.”