In a bizarre jailhouse rant, a convicted killer has launched a tirade against an “unfair” prison sentence for assault and insisted he was “a nice person”.Sounds like another 'John Hirst (Jailhouse Lawyer)' in the making. I wonder if this one is already on Twitter…
Graham Langley, 38, said a jail sentence he received last month of up to 99 years was unfair since he only got five years in prison for killing a man 17 years ago.Yup, quite right.
It should have been the other way around – then he wouldn’t have been able to harm anyone.
Langley, of Cressingham Grove, Sutton, was jailed in 1994 for just five years after killing brilliant student Alex Vaill in an attack in Sutton High Street the year before.And that’s not the only thing this walking personality defect objects to:
In December last year, Langley was handed an indeterminate jail sentence, with a minimum of 30 months, after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm at Croydon Crown Court.
Langley also objected to being described as a “thug”.OK, scumbag. Done.
He wrote: “As far as being violent and aggressive is concerned, as a person and being myself I am neither.Awww, it was all the fault of the demon drink!
“I will admit though that some times in the past, when I was under the influence of alcohol, I was prone to a bit of a brawl if I was backed up against a wall and also if I felt offended.
“But when sober, a very nice person who would do anything for anyone if I can.”
No doubt a couple of hundred years earlier, he’d be blaming demonic possession…
… Langley, in a letter sent to the Sutton Guardian this week, also boasted that the family of the man he killed would agree.Really?
And will they agree?
“I hope this moronic waste of space spends the rest of his miserable existence in prison and I intend to do anything I can to make sure he is unable to inflict any further outrages on society.”That’ll be a ‘no’, then…
As NorthNorthwester points out, the sense of unearned entitlement is the key to so many of the people behind bars who avail themselves of the media lately.