AARON CAMPBELL has had his sentence for the rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail reduced by three years.
The teenager was found guilty of murdering and the raping schoolgirl, six, on Bute last summer.
Evil killer Campbell, 17, was initially caged for 27 years for his heinous crimes.
But his lawyers claimed that the sentence was “excessive” – with an appeal against the jail term heard at a court in Edinburgh last month.
Top judges have now ruled that the minimum term the killer will serve before being considered for parole will be reduced to 24 years.
Lawyers for Campbell argued that he had suffered a “miscarriage of justice” when he was handed a longer jail term than the teen who slaughtered Jodi Jones.
Brian McConnachie QC complained the stretch for killing Alesha was too long as he was only 16 at the time.
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He told appeal judges yesterday it was unfair compared to the 20 years Jodi fiend Luke Mitchell got for butchering his girlfriend, when they were both aged 14.
The fiend was described by Judge Lord Matthews during sentencing as “arrogant and callous”.
Campbell finally admitted guilt of the heinous crimes.
The monster had blamed the crimes on dad Robert MacPhail’s girlfriend, Toni McLachlan – claiming she “brutalised” the little girl.
But Ms McLachlan wept in the dock after he admitted all crimes.
Campbell’s defending QC told the court his client shows many traits on the “psychopath checklist”.
The killer has not had a visitor to his cell in months as he has been disowned by his family who missed his 17th birthday from a cell.
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