Published: 15:13, 24 July 2014 |
Updated: 15:37, 24 July 2014
A killer serving life for the "senseless and sadistic" murder of a teenager in Maidstone in 2001 has won the chance of an earlier shot at parole.
But his minimum term has now been reduced to 16-and-a-half years after Mr Justice Bean, sitting at London's High Court, ruled he had made exceptional progress during his time in jail.
The judge said that, while he showed no regret at the time of his trial, he had since demonstrated "genuine and significant remorse".
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