Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Oh, Well, If He Doesn’t Want To Go To Prison….

…it would be churlish to send him, wouldn’t it?
Craig Quilter, 27, of Querns Road in Cirencester, pleaded guilty to twice beating his ex-partner.
Judge Martin Brown gave him a suspended prison sentence for two years to protect other women from his "violent temper and controlling nature".
This despite his 12 year criminal record.

Not quite sure how that could be said to be ‘protecting other women’, but still…
Quilter told the court his mother was seriously ill so he did not want to go to prison.
And I suppose not assaulting his girlfriend never occurred to him as a possible solution to that dilemma?
Sentencing him to a 20 week sentence, suspended for two years, District Judge Martin Brown also ordered that he adhere to a two-year restraining order, a supervision requirement for 18 months and a domestic abuse programme for 36 sessions. He must also pay £100 compensation and £85 costs.
*sigh*

5 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

Am I alone in thinking that when people like Quilter re-offend (as they inevitably will because they know from experience they'll get away with doing so) that Judges & Magistrates who hand down these derisory & quite frankly, ludicrous sentences should be held responsible .. and made personally answerable to the victims whom they have put at unnecessary risk ?

Woman on a Raft said...

I'm inclined to ask what's wrong with his mum and whether he had anything to do with it.

I should have thought she might recuperate better if she knew he was locked up somewhere.

Woman on a Raft said...

Oh, and note: the police and CPS did their jobs correctly and then the bench let them down.

Don't know why they bovver sometimes.

Mark Exclamation said...

The scrote said "he did not want to go to prison."

The perfect defence! Mitigation gets no better than this!

Let him off at once I say, and pass him the compensation forms!

JuliaM said...

"Am I alone in thinking..."

You most certainly aren't!

"I'm inclined to ask what's wrong with his mum and whether he had anything to do with it. "

Good point!

"The perfect defence! Mitigation gets no better than this!"

Indeed!