The killer of the little girl, Toni-Ann Byfield, got 40 years in the slamer. Not a day too much, in my view. Murderers of children are especially grotesque and deserve nothing. The fact that he has retained his life is more than the little girl. or her father, who he also murdered. I remember this case well, since I worked in the area at the time it happened; I was horrified and very depressed by it. I remember thinking, what kind of society have we become when 9 year old children can be shot in the back in their own homes by gun toting drug pushers?
I am glad he's been locked away. Scant comfort for the girl's mother. If only more murders and crimes against children were equally well dealt with.