Thursday, 16 February 2017

Spotlight on Sentencing

Every so often a case comes along that makes the criminal 'justice' system look incredibly weak and foolish.

Now 21 years in jail is no cakewalk, but this man could be released halfway through his sentence by which time he will still be in his early forties. 

Whereas he has robbed a young women of her life and left a child without its mother after a murderous, unprovoked and shocking attack.

If you ask me, highly dangerous and violent men like Petar Petrov deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Man jailed for 'horrific' attempted murder of pregnant fiancée

A file photo handout of Petar Petrov.
A file photo handout of Petar Petrov. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man has been jailed after brutally assaulting his pregnant fiancée.
Petar Petrov, 31, a Bulgarian national living in north London, was sentenced to 21 years after pleading guilty for the attempted murder of a 30-year-old woman.
The woman, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was attacked at her home in August last year.
She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, which included facial fractures, severe bruising of the lungs and a stab wound to the face.
Her wounds were so severe that in order to save the child's life, doctors performed an emergency caesarean section.
The baby was born prematurely but with no physical injuries.
A file photo outside New Scotland Yard, London.
A file photo outside New Scotland Yard, London. Credit: PA

Police said the mother remains in a persistent vegetative state with virtually no chance of recovery, and the child is likely to never know his parents.
Detective Inspector Christopher Skelt, of Enfield Police Community Safety Unit, said: "The severity of the sentence handed to Petrov today reflects the seriousness of this offence.
"This has been a truly shocking case. It is incomprehensible to think that a father-to-be could carry out such a violent and horrific attack on his partner when she was eight months pregnant with their baby."
"Petrov has never revealed the motive behind his shocking attack. Cases like this lead me to re-iterate to anyone who is either in or knows a person in a relationship suffering abuse, to report it to police."