Essex

Jay Whiston murder: Edward Redman appeals conviction

Jay Whiston Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Jay Whiston died after he was stabbed outside a house party in Colchester in 2012

A teenager, jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy at a house party, has lodged an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

Edward Redman, 18, of Stanway, Essex, was found guilty of stabbing Jay Whiston to death outside a party in Colchester, Essex, in 2012.

In May, he was told by a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court he must serve at least 17 years in prison.

The case will be considered by a Court of Appeal judge.

Three other people were also convicted in connection with Jay's death.

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Image caption Edward Redman was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 17 years

Redman's father Gary, 51, and brother John, 20, were each jailed for two years for perverting the course of justice.

His ex-girlfriend, 19-year-old Shannon Fenlon, of Jameson Road, Clacton, Essex, was sentenced to nine months for the same offence.

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