Well, after a fashion, anyway:
Michael Alleyne, 18, Juress Kika, 19, and Jade Braithwaite, 20, all from London, were all ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years in prison.Still, at least they are behind bars, for now.
Unlike this one:
An escaped prisoner convicted over the killing of a Plumstead teenager is still on the run.How, you ask? Well, despite serving a 10 year manslaughter sentence, he was in an open prison:
West Mercia Police are leading the investigation and have confirmed he escaped from the open prison with two other inmates on Sunday (June 7).Well, they would say that. Wouldn't they?
The police say the prisoners pose no danger to the general public.
The mother of the murdered teenager wonders why there's been little publicity. Me too:
Mother Lynne Booker is distraught after hearing the news her son’s killer is on the loose.No, you shouldn't. Nobody should...
She said: “I’m totally in fear of my life and I don’t know what to do.
“What I can’t understand is why hasn’t his mug shot appeared on TV? It’s unbelievable.
“I shouldn’t be living like this.”
But then, compassion seems to be in vogue only for the defendant, not the victim:
Judge Cleary said: "While on remand in prison something terrified you.No-one...?
"No-one would want anyone to be subjected to such terror as was clear to me in that earlier occasion.
Are you sure about that, 'your honour'...?
Update: It seems the police have at last (no doubt shamed into it by the mother's comment) released a description of these three likely lads.