Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Spotlight on Sentencing

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The Scotsman reports on another tragic case where the sentence handed down for 'culpable homicide' shows that the law in this area is a complete nonsense.

Kallum Deaney (20) carried out an unprovoked attack on a perfect stranger in Robin Thomson (27) whom he punched after storming out of the Riverboat casino in Glasgow.

The sucker punch caused Robin Thomson to hit his head which resulted in a fractured neck and damage to his spinal cord, fatal injuries that resulted in his death in hospital two days later. 

Deaney left his victim for dead and for that he was handed a paltry five-year prison sentence as punishment for taking an innocent man's life.

Which is a complete joke if you ask me. 

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/jail-for-gambler-who-killed-man-with-one-punch-1-3889678