A FATHER and son who shot dead a Brighouse worker must wait to find out how long they will stay in jail.
Appeal Court judges will announce their decision later on an appeal against the minimum number of years the pair must serve.
Barry Elener, 42, of Freshfield Gardens, Allerton, Bradford, and his father, Derek, 65, of Reevy Road, Buttershaw, Bradford, were sentenced to life at Leeds Crown Court this year.
Barry Elener was convicted of shooting dead Tasawar Hussain, 36, and his father admitted the killing- as well as a number of other violent robberies.
Mr Justice Wakerley set the tariffs - the minimum number of years the pair must spend behind bars before being considered for parole - at 27 years for Barry Elener and 25 years for Derek Elener.
But yesterday, lawyers for the pair said the terms were `manifestly excessive' in a vital test case being heard in front of England and Wales' most senior judge, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf.
The outcome of the appeal could affect hundreds of other lifers.
Gareth Evans QC, for Derek Elener, said 25 years was far too long, as his client had pleaded guilty and helped the police.
He also said Derek Elener did not pull the trigger.
Ben Nolan QC, for Barry Elener, said there was a danger both men had received jails terms longer than applicable because of recent changes in the law.
He added that Barry Elener was only convicted of one further robbery.
The court heard that Mr Hussain was shot after a raid on Madina Travel, near his home in Manningham, Bradford.
Mr Hussain, whose wife was four months pregnant at the time, worked at British Car auctions in Brighouse.
The Eleners got away with £40,000 and Mr Hussain pursued them in a car with his best friend.
When he caught up with the robbers, Barry Elener shot him.