Peter Moore was sentenced in 1995 for the murder of four gay men, allegedly for his own sexual gratification. He was incarcerated on a ‘whole life tariff’, meaning he would never be freed.
In 2009, Moore joined Jeremy Bamber, who killed his wealthy family, and Douglas Vinter, who murdered his wife, in a European appeal against the system.
While January’s ruling confirmed such a life sentence did not violate their human rights and was not “grossly disproportionate”, a panel of judges will now hear an appeal.
A panel of five judges has granted the bid for another hearing from Vinter, who killed his wife in 2008. Vinter had served 9 years in prison for the murder of a colleague before being released three years before his return to prison.
The case, along with that of Moore and Bamber, is to be heard in Strasbourg on 28 November this year by the Grand Chamber and will determine the legality of such whole life sentences under human rights law.