An end, at last, to this case
Justice Patricia McGowan said if not for Troisi’s mental health issues he would have been jailed for life.
She said he was a “danger to the public” for the “foreseeable future.”
She said: “You clearly planned what you were going to do because you went to get a petrol can.
“Having set the fire in the way that you did you killed a young woman and her unborn child.
“You placed the lives of all the other occupants of the building in very great risk and you also endangered the lives of the firefighters and the emergency services who were there to help.”
A truly awful crime.
Khabi Abrey’s husband Stuart sat in court as his wife’s killer was sentenced to detention under the Mental Health Act, which he said was the right decision.
A victim impact statement read to the court said Mr Abrey felt “gutted and lost and sick and drained” and was still angry with South Essex Homes for housing schizophrenic Troisi in the same block, despite complaints.
As would anyone. So I should have a lot of sympathy, and yet...
Mr Abrey, a care professional who works with convicts struggling with mental health conditions and drug addictions, said the case was “preventable”.
Yes, by locking him up forever. Right?
“I have been left wondering how someone with such dangerous tendencies could end up being anyone’s neighbour without being cared for.”
'Because people like you advocate for people like him', perhaps..?
This case where one of those who has advocated for the mad who are bad becoming victims of those they work with, reminds me of the recent case in South Carolina where do gooders and victimhood-sniffers played a major part in paroling a Syrian ISIS fan. This ISIS fan then ended up being arrested again for yet another terror offence.
Of course I feel sorry for the man whose wife was murdered by the bad madman and I do not blame the widower for his wife's death, but it does have to be admitted that he is part of the same system that created the system that allowed this madman to be placed in a position where he could kill.
With each one of these tragic 'care in the community' incidents I find myself becoming more and more convinced that it was a mistake to close the old mental asylums. These institutions may have had their faults but they did keep the dangerous and unhinged under lock and key and provided a place of safety for those for whom life was a source of mental pain and fear.
It's Schrodinger's Nutter: sane enough that we have to respect his Umanrites, but crazy enough that he can't be held responsible for his actions. The contradiction is self-evident, but a heck of a lot of people are making a life and a living from denying the obvious.
"...reminds me of the recent case in South Carolina where do gooders and victimhood-sniffers played a major part in paroling a Syrian ISIS fan. This ISIS fan then ended up being arrested again for yet another terror offence. "
Yup. These people seem to regard themselves as entitled to put others in potential danger because they care. They seem to forget the true meaning of the word 'asylum'.
"It's Schrodinger's Nutter: sane enough that we have to respect his Umanrites, but crazy enough that he can't be held responsible for his actions. "
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