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.