Andrew Young, 40, who had Asperger’s syndrome was killed by Lewis Gill, 20 who delivered a single punch in an unprovoked attack back in November. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story here.
Gill, received a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence but has now been referred to the court of appeal for review.
Gill pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced at Salisbury crown court by Judge Keith Cutler.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said:
“Having carefully reviewed this case, the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP, has decided to refer the sentence of Lewis Gill to the court of appeal for review.”
Young suffered a serious head injury and later died in Southampton hospital.
The case is expected to be listed at the court of appeal within the next five to seven weeks.
The original article that appeared on the Guardian website can be read here