Ruby Thomas, aged 19, and Joel Alexander were sentenced at the Old Bailey today after previously being found guilty of the manslaughter of 62-year-old Mr Baynham.Hang on! He was the one who physically assaulted the victim, leading to the death – why does he get a year less?
Thomas, who lived in Bourdon Road in Crystal Palace before moving to Lichfield after Mr Baynham’s death, was sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.
Alexander, of Talbot Road in Thornton Heath, was given six years, also in a young offenders institute.
Well, according to Judge Richard Hawkins:
He said he had sentenced Thomas to a year more than Alexander because her homophobic comment to Mr Baynham was an aggravating factor.So, that’s what a word is worth. An extra year’s jail.
Only if it’s the right word, of course.