Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Judge get it wrong again

Three and a half years for breaking into a house and holding a family hostage with a machete is not sufficient.

Elsewhere in our judicial car-crash, award for most ridiculous defence plea goes to Christopher Millington QC who told the court that Jayden Copeland-Marks (nickname 'Murder'), who gate-crashed a party and shot the host in the face with a sawn-off shotgun:
'He was a virtual stranger at this party and had no ill feeling towards anybody. He has shown genuine remorse.'
I would suggest that shooting someone in the face was a pretty sure indication of ill-will.

Update: I could go on all day. Here's another monstrous sentence: 3 years for beating a two year old child to death. Unbelievable.


Anonymous said...

From the last link, the poor child's 'mother'

"Davenport's trial heard that on the evening of November 6 Joshua's mother went out for a drink, leaving her son alone with Davenport, who was smoking cannabis. Bowman knew Joshua was scared of Davenport and that the O2 worker regularly abused him"

She got a suspended (sic) sentence, but not of the type that would be more appropriate.

James Higham said...

It's the policy.