Sentencing, Judge Keith Cutler told Gill: “I bear in mind your early guilty plea, I accept there is no premeditated element and provocation does exist.”
He added: “You will have to bear in mind for the rest of your life the fact that you've been responsible for the death of another human being.
“It is a very heavy responsibility and one you will have to manage to cope with.”After all, this is the chap who had some rather odd ideas about how to hold an inquest for a dead gangsta (not that it bought him any safety from the rapacious relatives, mind...).
He seems to only concern himself with...well, people like himself:
A senior judge has broken with years of tradition by speaking out against critics of his profession. Council of Circuit Judges secretary Keith Cutler said colleagues were "pretty low" after mounting criticism over sentencing of serious offenders.Awww, no! Poor judges… *sniffs* *wipes away tear*
He also revealed that the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales had written to all circuit judges saying it was legitimate for the media to criticise sentences but any personal attack damaged public confidence in the criminal justice system.I think Cutler’s helping do that all by himself…