Two teenage burglars jailed for their part in killing an award-winning Birmingham DJ Tushar Makwana have had their sentences cut.
Ashley Cooksey (19) and Daniel Frewin (18) were two of four youths convicted of manslaughter after the Heart FM radio presenter tried to stop them during a burglary.
Cooksey, of no fixed abode, and Frewin, of Padgate Close, Castle Vale, were both handed a 14-year "extended" sentence at Leicester Crown Court in December 2004. Cooksey was also convicted of two burglaries, while Frewin admitted two break-ins.
Ten years of the sentences were to be served in custody, but the pair were also hit with a four-year "extended licence period", meaning they could be recalled to prison if they put a foot wrong during that period after their release.
However, the four-year extended periods were overturned by the Appeal Court in London yesterday.
Lord Justice Keene noted the pair's youth at the time of the February 2004 killing -Cooksey was 17 and Frewin, 16 - before ruling: "The extended sentence passed was wrong in principle. Normally a custodial sentence would be required here."
Mr Makwana, a 37-year-old father-of-three, suffered fatal head injuries as he tried to stop the four teenagers escaping in a stolen car, after he disturbed three of them breaking into his home in Wasperton Close, Castle Bromwich, on February 9.
The prosecution said the pair had acted with Michael Francis William McGuire (19) and Matthew Jeffrey (18) as a team to break into houses.
Last December, McGuire and Jeffrey also had their sentences cut on appeal.
McGuire had his 14-year extended sentence cut to a ten-year custodial term while Jeffrey had his ten-year detention cut to eight years.