Stephanie Scott’s killer considering appeal against life sentence

Vincent Stanford, the man convicted and sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of NSW school teacher Stephanie Scott is considering an appeal against his sentence.

The Daily Telegraph reports Stanford’s lawyers last week lodged a notice of intention to appeal the life without parole sentence in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal and now have six months to make a formal application.

The 25-year-old was sentenced by Justice Robert Hulme in the Griffith courthouse in NSW last month.


Justice Hulme said Stanford was a “very disturbed individual” who “clearly demonstrated a lack of emotion and remorse”

Ms Scott vanished from Leeton High school on April 5 2015, just one week before she was due to marry her childhood sweetheart.

The 26-year-old’s body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10, five days after she disappeared.