A man has been sentenced to six years in prison after killing a man in the street with a single punch.And his current squeeze is distraught:
Barrett's fiancée, Elisha Mitchell, who supported him at court, said: "It's like he's been sent to prison for defending himself. He is going to appeal the length of sentence. Six years is very harsh."Hmmm, so how did he ‘defend himself’?
Barrett first met Mr Lee and Mr Lee's friend David Knight after they called at the home of Barrett's girlfriend, Elisha Mitchell one night last August.Ah. Right…
Mr Knight said Barrett answered and became aggressive, asking: "What do you want my girlfriend for?"
Mr Lee and Mr Knight walked away from the door and Barrett followed and confronted them.
Barrett, 25, of Collier Road, Calverton, claimed he had been trying to defuse "an increasingly weird situation".But why? By your own admission, they were walking away…
He said words had been exchanged in the street before he jogged towards them.
"I wanted them to turn and run," he said.
Your woman is standing by her man, despite this:
She said Barrett was an art student at the time of the incident. He has his own daughter and hoped to adopt to Miss Mitchell's four-year-old girl.Clearly, the best possible choice to raise a child with, love.