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Homeless man, 24, has life sentence increased to 35 years 

Aaron Barley jailed for life for murdering Tracey Wilkinson, 50, and son Pierce, 13
The 24-year-old ..

  • Aaron Barley jailed for life for murdering Tracey Wilkinson, 50, and son Pierce, 13
  • The 24-year-old stabbed them with a kitchen knife as they slept in their beds
  • He stabbed Peter Wilkinson several times as he returned from walking the dog
  • Barley had been taken in by the family, who gave him a job, home and clothes

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 08:02 EST, 21 December 2017 | Updated: 08:06 EST, 21 December 2017

Aaron Barley has had his life term of 30 years increased to 34 years and 178 days

Aaron Barley has had his life term of 30 years increased to 34 years and 178 days

A homeless man who stabbed a mother and her son to death in their own home after they tried to help him off the streets, has had his life sentenced increased at the Court of Appeal.

Aaron Barley has had his 'unduly lenient minimum term' of 30 years increased to 34 years and 178 days by the Court of Appeal in London.

In October the 24-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years after admitting the murders of Tracey Wilkinson, 50, and her 13-year-old son Pierce and the attempted murder of Peter Wilkinson, 47.

Today Solicitor General Robert Buckland told Lord Justice Holroyde, Mrs Justice Whipple and Mr Justice Goose that the sentence was unduly lenient.

Barley armed himself with a kitchen knife when he crept inside the family's home in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in March and stabbed them as they slept in their beds.

Mr Wilkinson, who was out walking the dog, was stabbed a number of times on his return and was fortunate to survive.

The fourth member of the family, Lydia, was away at university at the time of the attack.

Barley had been taken in by the family after Mrs Wilkinson spotted him sleeping rough outside a supermarket in the spring of 2016.

Tracey Wilkinson, 50Tracey Wilkinson, 50Pierce Wilkinson, 13Pierce Wilkinson, 13

Tracey Wilkinson, 50, and son Pierce, 13, were stabbed in their home in Stourbridge

The fourth member of the family, Lydia (pictured with her father Peter), was away at university at the time of the attackThe fourth member of the family, Lydia (pictured with her father Peter), was away at university at the time of the attack

The fourth member of the family, Lydia (pictured with her father Peter), was away at university at the time of the attack

Barley (pictured at an earlier hearing) armed himself with a kitchen knife when he crept inside the family's home  and stabbed them as they slept in their bedsBarley (pictured at an earlier hearing) armed himself with a kitchen knife when he crept inside the family's home  and stabbed them as they slept in their beds

Barley (pictured at an earlier hearing) armed himself with a kitchen knife when he crept inside the family's home and stabbed them as they slept in their beds

Their help included supporting him to find a home and a job and inviting him to spend Christmas Day with them.

Sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Carr told Barley that it was 'a vicious and unprovoked attack' on people who had shown him 'extraordinary kindness and generosity'.

She added that he had shown no remorse, indeed only regret that Mr Wilkinson survived his injuries.

She said that she had decided not to impose a whole-life tariff 'principally because of your youth'.

CCTV footage shows Aaron Barley hiding in the garden of Tracey Wilkinson before sneaking into the back door, picking up a kitchen knife and murdering her and her son Pierce, 13, as they sleptCCTV footage shows Aaron Barley hiding in the garden of Tracey Wilkinson before sneaking into the back door, picking up a kitchen knife and murdering her and her son Pierce, 13, as they slept

CCTV footage shows Aaron Barley hiding in the garden of Tracey Wilkinson before sneaking into the back door, picking up a kitchen knife and murdering her and her son Pierce, 13, as they slept

The killer was even seen waiting for Tracey's husband Peter to leave the home before launching his attackThe killer was even seen waiting for Tracey's husband Peter to leave the home before launching his attack

The killer was even seen waiting for Tracey's husband Peter to leave the home before launching his attack

Barley had been taken in by the family after Mrs Wilkinson spotted him sleeping rough outside a supermarket in the spring of 2016Barley had been taken in by the family after Mrs Wilkinson spotted him sleeping rough outside a supermarket in the spring of 2016

Barley had been taken in by the family after Mrs Wilkinson spotted him sleeping rough outside a supermarket in the spring of 2016

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Overwhelming response to SPP


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