Olivia Pratt-Korbel murderer WON'T have sentenced reduced after appealing sentence

Thomas Cashman

Thomas Cashman will spent at least 42 years in prison

Theo Chikomba

By Theo Chikomba

Published: 15/11/2023

- 16:22

Updated: 15/11/2023

- 16:23

Thomas Cashman did not appear at today's hearing

The gunman who shot dead nine-year-old Olivia Pratt- Korbel has had his application to appeal against his sentence refused at the Court of Appeal.

The school girl was shot after Thomas Cashman, 35, in Dovecot, Liverpool in August last year after chasing a fellow a drug dealer into her home.

He was jailed for life imprisonment with a minimum term of 42 years for her murder.

Earlier this year in July Cashman’s written application for permission to challenge his minimum jail term was refused without a hearing.

\u200bOlivia Pratt- Korbel

Olivia Pratt- Korbel was killed in Liverpool last August


A lawyer representing him renewed his application at a hearing in the Court of Appeal in Central London on Wednesday morning.

The hearing was overseen by three appeal judges - Dame Victoria Sharp, Mrs Justice McGowan, and Mr Justice Chamberlain.

He argued that his sentence was too harsh, that he should serve less time before his parole and that ‘too much emphasis’ was placed on him planning the attack during the trial.

Cashman did not appear at the hearing.

Cashman, from West Derby in Liverpool, was chasing convicted drug dealer Joseph Nee before Olivia was shot dead.

Nee ran into the Korbel family home whilst attempt to flee when Cashman opened fire, hitting Olivia’s mother on the wrist as she tried to keep the door closed from Nee, with the same bullet killing her daughter.

It means that Cashman will be 76 years old when he will be able to apply for parole, with no guarantee that he will be freed.

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