Virasami, who admitted manslaughter was jailed for four years, while Richardson, who had denied the offence, was sentenced to 18 months.But that’s not even as bad as it first looks.
It gets worse. Much worse:
But as Virasami and Richardson will only have to serve half their sentences in prison and have both spent considerable time on remand, they could both be free in less than a year.You see, just to rub in what a joke the justice system has become, that sentence doesn't start today. The clock is wound back to when these pitiless savages were first remanded.
And just to rub it in still further:
The court heard Virasami had previously been sentenced to five years for a robbery in 1987.It’s not known how much time he actually served then, but still...
Of course, the justice system is oblivious to the grief and distress of Mr Tripp’s family, and society, proclaiming grandly from the bench:
The judge said the sentence 'reflected the revulsion' society felt at Mr Tripp's killing.Oh, you are so wrong there...
And how very, very appropriate that this sentence was handed down on April 1st.