Wath man gets prison term reduced in High Court

Daniel Robert Parr

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A killer jailed for 23 years for the murder of a teenager has his minimum term reduced after an appeal.

Wath man Daniel Robert Parr had his sentence reduced to at least 20 years behind bars for the ‘cold-blooded attack’ which led to the death of Jamie Stuart.

The 19-year-old victim from Sheffield was stabbed three times in the leg and once through the heart as he walked home from a party in the city in July 2011.

Parr, 21, was convicted of murder and admitting conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and threatening revenge at Sheffield Crown Court last October.

But Court of Appeal judges, Mr Justice Cranston, Lord Justice Aikens and Mr Justice Irwin, won an appeal on his behalf.

Parr’s barrister, Richard Barradell argued on appeal that the crown court judge had punished him too severely.

The 23-year term, which he had to serve before he was eligible to apply for parole, did not reflect strong mitigating factors in his favour, he said.

Parr can only be freed after serving the 20-year term if he is considered safe to return to the community.