The Crown Office has refused to rule out an appeal against a Dundee killer’s prison sentence.
Siobhan Russell was jailed for five-and-a-half years after a jury found her guilty of killing Marie Low in a street attack.
She armed herself with a knife before attacking her victim in Ballantrae Terrace.
Grandmother-to-be Marie died after Russell inflicted a single knife wound to her body during the assault on September 4 2016.
Russell was originally charged with murdering the 36-year-old, but was convicted of the reduced charge of culpable homicide.
She was sentenced on Wednesday but the Crown Office has now said that they will consider appealing the ruling.
A spokesman said: “As with all cases, the Crown will consider the sentence and give consideration to whether it might be unduly lenient.”
It is understood the Crown Office has 28 days to lodge a formal appeal against the sentence.
Albert Low, Marie’s father, said he would welcome officials taking a second look at the sentence.
He said: “We are happy that this option is being looked at straight away.”
Albert previously said the family went through more than “18 months of hell” after Marie’s death.
He said the sentence had given the family some closure, but described it as “paltry”.
The father-of-five said: “I thought it would have been a minimum of eight to 10 years.
Albert added: “I’ll never be able to forgive Siobhan for what she has done.
“I would struggle to look at her if I met her in the street when she’s released.
“She has taken my daughter away from me and I will never forget or forgive for that loss.
“Although I don’t agree with the sentence, some justice has been served.
“I have to commend the police for the way they led the investigation.”