The twin brother of Vincent Stanford who killed and raped school teacher Stephanie Scott will walk free after the DPP opted not to appeal the sentence.
Marcus Stanford pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to 15 months in jail without parole, which means with time served he will be released today.
The 25-year-old admitted to selling the teacher’s rings to a pawn shop in Adelaide for just over $700 after his brother sent them to him.
Despite a petition gaining over 50,000 signatures and Premier Mike Baird ordering a review into the sentence the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) has said they will not appeal the sentence.
"I have decided not to appeal the sentence imposed by Justice Hulme in relation to the charge of accessory after the fact to murder against Marcus Stanford," the DPP said.
"I have formed the view that there are no reasonable prospects of success on an appeal against the inadequacy of the sentence."