Defending Hawkins, Mr De Feu said: “He is an unusual young man in that throughout this whole experience he has embraced the idea of being in custody.
“He finds a settled, happy lifestyle in prison that he can’t find in liberty, which is so sad at the age of 26.”It’s pretty sad for those of us paying for it, yes. And also for those of us providing this waste of oxygen’s route back inside:
While Hawkins stabbed Adam Cyruszys as he lay on the floor, the two teenagers punched and kicked him, making sure he could not stand up.
The judge said Hawkins stabbed him so hard in the back that his knife blade got stuck and the handle came away in his hand.
Mr Cyruszys’ life was saved when he was taken to hospital.Lovely.
Mr Pringle told Hawkins he would serve at least two thirds of his 12-year sentence and then only be released if it was deemed safe.
He said he accepted that Reid, of Verney Road, Banbury, and the 17-year-old had “nothing to do with the knifing”, but said their actions were still unacceptable.
As he gave them their three years in prison each, he added: “I’ve reduced it as much as I can.”Why..?