Appeal against Liam Fee murder convictions

Rachael Fee and her civil partner Nyomi Fee (right) are to appeal their convictions for murdering two-year-old Liam Fee. Picture: SWNS

Rachael Fee and her civil partner Nyomi Fee (right) are to appeal their convictions for murdering two-year-old Liam Fee. Picture: SWNS

The two women convicted of murdering two-year-old Liam Fee have started an appeal against their convictions.

The boy’s mother Rachel, 31, and her civil partner Nyomi, 29, have lodged papers initimating their intention to appeal at the High Court in Edinburgh.

This is the first stage in the legal process before an appeal against conviction can be considered.

The pair were sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this month for the toddler’s murder and abuse of two other boys at their home near Glenrothes in March 2014.

Rachel Fee, was told she would spend a minimum of 23-and-a-half years in jail and Nyomi Fee, a minimum of 24 years for the murder and ill-treatment of Liam Fee.

The couple denied killing Liam, and instead blamed his death on one of two other young boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons.