A young mum who giggled after leaving an innocent man fighting for his life has had her sentence cut following an appeal to the country's top judges.Note that description – ‘young mum’. Conjures up quite a bucolic image, doesn’t it? The reality is somewhat different:
Michelle Roberts, 19, of Zulu Road, New Basford, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent after she and boyfriend Paul Creighton attacked 37-year-old Stuart Flynn.If I had my way, there’d be no such thing as a concurrent sentence.
Roberts, who also admitted producing cannabis and breaching a conditional discharge, was locked up for eight-and-a-half years at Nottingham Crown Court in September.
But senior judges cut her sentence to eight years after ruling that her detention terms should have run concurrently, rather than consecutively. She will be entitled to automatic release after serving four years.
Why does she deserve leniency?
Roberts' lawyers claimed her sentences for the three offences should have been concurrent because she is young and had not been in custody before.Translation: ‘Hasn’t been caught/got her pussy pass before appearing in court before…’
Mr Justice Maddison agreed, saying: "We do accept, given the length of the major sentence and the age of the appellant, that it would have been appropriate to impose the other sentences concurrently with each other and concurrent to the eight-year sentence."I guess idiot Judge Maddison doesn’t have any teenage sons who might fall foul of this skank and the next man she hooks up with when she gets out…