GUILTY UK - Marty Layman-Mendonca, 57, beaten to death, Great Glen Way, 5 July 2006

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  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    GLASGOW, Scotland -- A man with a criminal record has pleaded guilty to attacking an American tourist with an iron bar in the Scottish Highlands, leaving her in a coma, newspapers reported Saturday.


    Colin Ross, 34, of Inverness, Scotland, carried out the attack on Marty Layman-Mendonca, 57, a teacher from White River Junction, Vermont, in July _ less than a month after he had been released early from a three-year prison sentence for attacking a female German tourist in Scotland.
     
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  3. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    So they let them loose in Scotland, too. What a shame....after his first attack it should have been a life sentence with no parole.
     
  4. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Hi SewingDeb,
    I want to thank-you for the post.
    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
  5. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Yes they do. and yes it should! :furious: :behindbar :furious:

    Not murder yet, though. attempted murder.

    Before the attack, Scottish police were so concerned about the risks that Ross posed to women that on June 29 _ six days before the Layman-Mendonca attack _ they were granted a sexual offenses prevention order banning him from approaching women or wearing a balaclava, The Scotsman said.

    http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=5385902

    courts tie the police's hands! :furious:

    Read Scotsman:

    AN URGENT investigation was last night demanded into why one of Scotland's most violent criminals was released early from prison weeks before carrying out a horrific attack that left an American tourist in a coma.

    Colin Ross, a self-confessed woman-hater, yesterday admitted attacking Marty Layman-Mendonca, 57, a teacher from Vermont, with an iron bar near Inverness on 5 July.


    http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1332892006

    When he was arrested, he confessed, saying: "I can't cope on the outside. I've got so many anger issues. I am a danger to the public and I don't deserve to be walking about."
     
  6. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Hi Floh,:)

    Thank-you for taking the time to reply and add links to this thread.
    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
  7. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    I'm just disgusted and heartsick. do read all the Scotsman link. it has much detail about the do-gooders responsible for this animal being out on parole. i feel sorry for the police. they are trying their utmost. they even got him registered as a sex offender even though he wasn't in an attempt to keep tabs on him.

    on the streets - we know they are on the streets, but this beggars belief.

    i won't forget this lady and surely hope for a miracle.
     
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    dark_shadows Former Member

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    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- A Vermont teacher attacked while hiking in the Scottish Highlands died Tuesday, the principal at the school where she taught said.
     
  9. Gmommy

    Gmommy Inactive

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    How terrible for her family and all her students who probably remember her fondly. I had been hoping for a better outcome than this :( Rest in Peace Marty Layman-Mendonca.
     
  10. reb

    reb New Member

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    why was he freed?
    because society missed him so much?
     
  11. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Isn't that just sickening! And they even released him early. Maybe now they will put him in prison and throw away the key.
     

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