GUILTY UK - Michael Pleasted, 77, stabbed to death, Canning Town, London, 28 Nov 2014

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by JSinUK, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. JSinUK

    JSinUK New Member

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    A British woman has murdered a man she was previously friendly with once he was charged with paedophile offenses against boys under 13. She later handed herself in to police......

    This opens up so many issues regarding taking the law into one's own hands, mitigating factors, innocent until proven guilty, whether the guy - if guilty - deserved this, and whether the woman had any moral right to impose her own justice.

    What if someone is murdered for being a monster? Does that lessen the crime of murder in any way?

    And then there is the protection issue. Since everyone has a right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty, should not this man have been offered some protection until such time as he was convicted in a court of law?

    And then, should any person guilty of the murder of anybody - even a monster - be considered potentially dangerous? After all, most of us surely hate paedophiles, but very few of us would go out and stab one to death, at least not if our own loved ones were not their victims. Most of us would let the courts deal with it.
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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From September:

  4. Unique

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    Paedophile killer Sarah Sands' sentence extended
    January 22nd 2016


    Sands' sentence was referred by the Attorney General after 30 members of the public complained about its original length.

    At the time he [the Judge] took into account the fact she was a mother, had shown remorse and had never denied the killing.

    But the three judges sitting at the Court of Appeal ruled that because Sands had taken a knife with her when she went to Pleasted's flat it meant the starting point for sentencing should have been 10 years.

    Mitigating factors reduced it to seven-and-a-half years.

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