Jonathan Coode, defending Jason Stanmore, said: “He maintains and has always maintained that Mr Qureshi has not been entirely frank. He was a customer of (Annette’s) that he followed in to the park and that they were just about to engage in a sexual act when he arrived.Does it? Does it really?
“He was angry, more with his sister than anything else. I am not for one moment suggesting it was justified, it just explains how he got involved.”
He added: “The background to all this is drugs. It always has been with Jason Stanmore. It’s always drugs, always trying to get off them and then trying to get some money when he finds he cannot manage to stay off drugs.”No doubt the ‘legalise drugs to solve this problem!’ crowd will suggest, at this point, that we…errr, legalise drugs.
But even if we did, does anyone think that this wretched excuse for a human being would then become a model citizen? Anyone? Bueller?
Lucy Tapper, defending Annette Stanmore, said her client, whose partner Devon McPherson was murdered in East Oxford in May 2009, had dreams of becoming a dancer but was “blighted with drugs from a very young age” and had been a sex worker for eight years.‘Blighted with drugs’. They just happened to her. It wasn’t her fault, you see…
She said: “She’s now clean of methadone and has not reached that point for eight years. She’s very pleased with herself and rightly so.”She’s ‘rightly pleased with herself’…
That pretty much says it all, doesn’t it, about the attitude of the people who derive their living from dealing with the criminal underclass…?