Saturday 13 June 2009

Even When They Are Caught, We Still Aren't Safe...

So, the animals that murdered an innocent teenager have been given life.

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).

The police say the prisoners pose no danger to the general public.
Well, they would say that. Wouldn't they?

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.

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.”
No, you shouldn't. Nobody should...

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 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.


Rob said...

He isn't "wicked or evil" just someone who stabbed someone to death and who attacks 80 year old women.

Perhaps the clown in the wig could define precisely what he believes wicked or evil to be? And also, is this the new benchmark for sentencing people to prison?

JuliaM said...

"Perhaps the clown in the wig could define precisely what he believes wicked or evil to be?"

Tax evasion, probably. Followed by smoking, and not recycling...

staybryte said...

I was wondering when this little tale would surface and was looking for somewhere to post it.

The sad, sad story of poor little Keith Hopkins gets more detailed coverage in the local rag.

It's a beaut.

JuliaM said...

"Barrister Alex Jacobs said Hopkins’ problems on bail had stemmed from a doctor reducing his medication."

So, it's all the doctor's fault that he's an incompetent thief...?

And he can't have been that scared of going back to prison, or he wouldn't have mugged an elderly lady! Sheesh...

blueknight said...

Might this be Justice ?