A small victory for the man who raped and murdered Melbourne ABC worker Jill Meagher.
In 2015 Adrian Ernest Bayley had his non-parole period increased to 43 years, after he was convicted of raping three other women in three separate trials.
Jurors decided Bayley did rape women in 2000 and in April and July of 2012, in the months before Ms Meagher’s body was discovered in a Brunswick street, in September 2012.
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He challenged two convictions and all three sentences and has won an appeal against a rape conviction and had his jail term cut.
His overall non-parole term was reduced from 43 years to 40 years, meaning Bayley will be 83 when eligible for parole in 2055.