Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Makara, Jul 30, 2015.
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Sentences are aggravated sexual assault 15 years no utility in setting a non-parole period, life (ie; means never to be released) for murder. Adjourned.
Wow, he gave him life!
Verdict is in: 15 years imprisonment for the sexual assault; life imprisonment for the murder.
back on line now, still in the preamble, I think.. I don't think the sentence has been pronounced,....
this is a murder that falls within the worst category
his crime can be meet with only one response.
15 years for sexual assault. non parole.
life imprisonment for the murder of Stephanie Scott.. ..
ok. now.. as far as I can tell, there is no provision for parole. for either sentence, can this be correct?
No utility for parole for aggravated sexual assault, life (never to be released) for murder AFAIK.
The judge went thoroughly thru a whole lot of possible sentences, and the reasons for those, and then he got to the reasons why none of these reasons from other cases (precedent) would apply, in his judgement ,in the matter of R v Stanford.. then he got to the crux of the matter, and said,
I am fully satisfied that this crime falls firmly within the 'worst case' category.... .
poor merrilyn scott, .. dear god. she is out the front of the court in Griffith, on a beautiful spring day, as beautiful as it gets out in the Riverina.. ah. .. god help us, I cant watch, or even hear, crying too muc..
Poor Mum :'(
of course there will be an appeal, it is embedded in the legal process of NSW, mostly all across Au, so that wont be a surprise, it will merely be a formality, but disturbing and distressing none the less for her family and the people of Leeton and Griffith, and all those little towns, Barellen, Gowrie, Yanco.. . .
I honestly do not think there was ever going to be any consideration in regard to his pleading guilty.. consideration in the matter of a discount on the sentence, which generally, people who plead guilty can expect, and often get . His own brother got a very generous discount on his sentence for pleading guilty, a full 25% and that was granted after the low end of the core sentence was decreed.
I don't know if Vincent expected a discount, for his guilty plea. I will probably never know. I know I hoped that would never happen, regardless of his saving the court's time, and the public money, and all that stuff... ..
The judge found absolutely no mitigating factors in either sentence, which is correct. And plenty of aggravating factors.. but even then , some people have got the discount for pleading guilty, but not Vincent.
thank god for that.
He exhibited no remorse.
'On Thursday, the court also heard how Stanford had stalked three females before the murder and had covertly followed and photographed a 12-year-old girl, taking 1805 pictures of her.'
well.... it was only a matter of time before these previous deviant attempts became public. Who is surprised?. not me. He didn't suddenly become an all out depraved violent murderer.. he was building up to it, and there goes his story of 'just suddenly feeling he ought to kill'.. that was ********e from the very beginning, and how he kept a straight face while telling it is a whole other story. Come to think on it, he actually couldn't , he was giving little smirks.. . he's been thinking and planning for a very long time.
JUSTICE DELIVERED TODAY: LIFE IN PRISON
'In the worst category!' Absolutely! Thank you Justice R A Hulme for delivering Justice today.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...anTheNationNews (The Australian | The Nation)
Mrs Merrilyn Scott thanked the police, saying they had enabled the family to “maintain humanity” and “navigate the justice system” during what she called “a difficult and harrowing time”.​
No understatement. Their support has been crucial.
Accolades to the police on the arrest scene and detective investigators dealing with this horrific case 'in the worst category' your work is amazing, your interviewing skills well honed; we thank you for catching this depraved man before he had the chance to do it again.
The record of Vincent's sentencing isn't up yet, on the Austlii site, but I don't think the record of the sentencing of Marcus has been up here, if so, my apologies, here it is again. I expect the court record will be up by tonight, or at least tomorrow. (* Vincent's record)
'22.The statement of facts includes that an examination of Marcus Stanford's mobile phone revealed that it contained text messages going back as far as November 2014 but all messages between him and Vincent Stanford had been deleted. Nothing is said about whether or not it could be determined when they had been deleted.'
The Daily Telegraph is vindicated.
Stephanie Scott murder: The girl, 12, and two other women Stanford stalked
18 minutes agoOctober 13, 2016
The Daily Telegraph exclusively revealed in July that the 24-year-old school cleaner had made plans to abduct and possibly murder the 12-year-old girl before he killed the 26-year-old drama teacher at Leeton High School on Easter Sunday last year.
Before sentencing Stanford to life in jail this morning, Justice Robert Allan Hulme revealed the details of his chilling surveillance of the girl and two other women he had developed obsessions with...
Justice Hulme said soon after Stanford moved to Leeton in March 2014 he began covertly photographing and stalking a young girl in the neighbourhood who has been given the pseudonym of “Joanne” to protect her identity.
“Police found numerous surveillance type photographs of Joanne on the offender’s camera. There was video footage and a further large number of photographs on his computer. In total, there were 1805 images of Joanne; many showing her in her school uniform from the waist down.
“There are also numerous photographs of other school girls and adult females who were passing by the house. There were also numerous images of bestiality and pictures of other young girls...
Police also found an exercise book with Vincent Stanford’s name on the cover in which he documented his surveillance of her including times she left the house for ballet or school.
“Included is an entry, ‘home alone 15.40, time enough to abduct’. There are drawings including females, a car, a gun and a sword. There is an image of a female head with a knife striking it,” Justice Hulme said.
“There are notes of the registration numbers of cars belonging to Joanne’s father and grandfather.”...
Police also found a laminated photograph of the girl that Stanford had taken off the noticeboard of one of the primary schools that he cleaned.