Sentence Not Long Enough June 30, 2006Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Random Thoughts, Relationships.
The verdict is out. The Briton who killed 2 people has been sentenced to jail for 24 years. In actual fact, he is to be jailed for 28 years because of the sentences running consecutively. The sentence was “crushing” to both him and his lawyer. Crushing? I won’t use that.
It’s more of a why-the-heck-is-he-jailed-for-killing-two-people-only feeling. 2 lives were lost as a result of some quarrel. Other people get hanged for murder. The murder was with intent. It wasn’t man-slaughter or defence killing. It was delibrate and 24 years of jail is in fact a light sentence for him. He still dare to complain that it was too harsh? The victims were people he knew.
He has a light sentence for killing two people. By right he should be hanged after 40 years of jail. He is lucky that he didn’t get any strokes. I hope that his appeal would result in harsher sentence for him, like 30 more years and 20 strokes of the ratan. He got away with the death sentence only because the promise was made to the down under government who plead for him. He is luckier than the Vietnamese who was hanged for bringing in heroin enough to kill many others. The appeal for the Vietnamese to get off the death sentence failed.
This Briton sure has the backing of top people who are lenient to his killing and intent to dispose of the body. He got away free for 4 years. I don’t understand why they would want to side with him. Life ain’t fair.