AceBreakingNews – UPDATE – The gunman who shot dead nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel has asked appeal judges to give him the go-ahead to challenge a 42-year minimum jail term.
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The schoolgirl was killed after Thomas Cashman, now 35, opened fire as he chased a fellow drug dealer into her home in Liverpool in August 2022.
He was given a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of her murder.
Cashman has renewed his application to appeal after his previous bid was rejected.
The bullet that killed Olivia was fired through the front door of her home
A lawyer representing Cashman, who did not appear at the hearing, made the application at a Court of Appeal hearing in London.
His trial heard how he “lay in wait” with two guns to attack Joseph Nee, 36, on the evening of 22 August in the Dovecot area of the city:
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Fleeing the gunfire, Nee ran towards the open door of Olivia’s home after her mother Cheryl Korbel went out to see what the noise was.
Cashman continued shooting and a bullet went through the door and Ms Korbel’s hand, before hitting Olivia in the chest.
He was branded a “coward” for refusing to come into court for his sentencing.