The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has lodged an appeal against his sentence. Aaron Campbell was ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years of a life sentence for killing the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute on 2 July last year. During his trial, Campbell denied ever meeting Alesha but, before he was sentenced, it emerged he had confessed. The judge, Lord Matthews, described him as a "cold, callous, calculating, remorseless and dangerous individual". The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service confirmed Campbell had lodged a notice of appeal against his sentence.
The lawyer who represented child killer Aaron Campbell says he is grateful for the comments of the trial judge who commended his professionalism. Brian McConnachie QC is forbidden from discussing his work with the teenager who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail. But he welcomed the remarks of judge Lord Matthews who made clear he did not make up Campbell's defence. Last week the 16-year-old was jailed for at least 27 years. Alesha was killed on 2 July last year while she was on holiday on the Isle of Bute.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Morgan Reilly had three assists, Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal with Toronto and the Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Sunday. Jake Muzzin got his first goal of the season and Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner added two assists and Jack Campbell stopped 31 shots for his second win in two starts this season.
The last time the Bruins played the Toronto Maple Leafs nearly two years ago, the Leafs were a young team loaded with high-end talent still trying to figure out a way to overtake the B's in the Atlantic Division. On Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena, with their young stars a couple years older and stronger, the Leafs appeared as though they finally nudged ahead. Auston Matthews scored a pair of second period power-play goals, Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists, and the Leafs earned a 5-2 victory over the Bruins. The loss dropped the B's road record to 1-4, not a great sign as we try to evaluate this club in this light early season schedule. The two teams traded goals in an entertaining first period that saw skaters from each team save goals behind their goalies.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Auston Matthews had three goals to tie the franchise single-season record for goals with 54, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Monday night. Matthews, who also had an assist and extended his goal streak to six games, completed his seventh career hat trick -- and fourth this season -- from the slot to give Toronto a 5-2 lead at 7:08 of the third. The center equaled Rick Vaive's mark set in 1981-82.