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Murder/Manslaughter?

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Message 1 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Dec 15, 2006

A man today was sentenced to 10 years in jail for manslaughter, great 10 years,But!

Him and two others had followed a Birmingham DJ and set about him, pulling out a knife and stabbing the DJ in the chest and killing him.....
....now, this is where I am confused,

HE SET about the DJ with two others, PULLED out a KNIFE,STABBED the DJ to DEATH. Where the heck does manslauter come into it???????
surely it was pure MURDER!!!!!!!

If his defence team pleaded, as they do mitigating circumstances, what could they have been!!!!!!!!!He didn't mean to set about the DJ, He didn't mean to carry the knife, he didn't mean to stab him,he didn't mean to kill him???

MURDER pure MURDER.
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Message 2 - posted by U5848678, Dec 15, 2006

I agree yet you get these cloak and dagger - pardon the pun - dodgy agreements between the defence and prosecution in a little side room. If I was the family of the prosecution i'd rather say go for murder even if they thought there was a better chance of conviction for manslaughter. If the decision didn't go the correct way, i'm pretty sure that the crim would be sorry he wasn't inside.
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Message 3 - posted by lancsdb, Dec 16, 2006

Of course it was murder - why else would anyone carry a knife , then attack someone like that? Just shows what a sick excuse for justice we have in this country.
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Message 4 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Dec 16, 2006

If you don't like the system, campaign to change it.
Of course it was murder - why else would anyone carry a knife , then attack someone like that? Just shows what a sick excuse for justice we have in this country.

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Message 5 - posted by johnharrison, Dec 16, 2006

And an illegal immigrant got 30 years in Nottingham crown court for attempted murder of a WPC.

I give the Judge ten out of ten for having the balls to give the scumbag such a hefty sentence for attempted murder.
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Message 6 - posted by U6532874, Dec 16, 2006

Testicles? It may well have been a female judge. Sounds ripe for appeal though.
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Message 7 - posted by BasfordBill, Dec 16, 2006

At first I thought this thread was about a killing in Nottingham, the storyline is so similar.

Here is Fridays report from the Nottm Eve Post:

www.thisisnottingham...

And tonight it reads:

www.thisisnottingham...

So, he's been 'handed a discretionary life sentence for manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday - but could be out of jail in six months'!
But, he 'will be returned to prison for life if he re-offends'!

He's already attacked an inmate at a young offenders' institution, and a nurse at a secure hospital while he was being detained!





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Message 8 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Dec 16, 2006

In 1997 discretionary life sentences handed out by judges, average term served was 14 years.
In 2005 it was 6 years !!

It's too late if they re-offend but this doesn't seem to bother the judiciary.
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Message 9 - posted by Rob, Dec 16, 2006

Looks like that unSETTLED Ernest.

What an Idiot!!
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Message 10 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Dec 16, 2006

?
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Message 11 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Nov 5, 2007

Another one here folks.

A man has appeared in court charged with causing “grievous bodily harm” after a West Midlands Police detective was hit by a car (a big piece of iron)

In the same report it was mentioned that police are hunting two men for “attempted Murder” after attacking a 22 year old with an iron bar in Birmingham.

Can someone explain to this dim Blackcountry bloke the difference!
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Message 12 - posted by HipScarf, Nov 5, 2007

I suggest ringing your Police HQ, PR department, and ask them.
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Message 13 - posted by Blackcountrybloke, Nov 5, 2007

Thanks HP.
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