GUILTY UK - Viktorija Sokolova, 14, Murdered, Wolverhampton W. Mids, 11 April 2018 *Arrests*

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Legally Bland, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Alyce

    Alyce Well-Known Member

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    BIB that stands out for me - it is not a rational conclusion at all.
     
  2. JosieJo

    JosieJo Well-Known Member

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    I also cannot understand why the prosecution did not bring his brother to the stand ... or why in a city full of CCTV the police could not get a rough idea where the rucksack was dumped
     
  3. sar2them1984

    sar2them1984 Well-Known Member

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  4. Tortoise

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    Thanks sar.
     
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  5. sar2them1984

    sar2them1984 Well-Known Member

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    It's late and I'm off to bed so I'll post in more detail tomorrow but needless to say there's some very divided thoughts over this locally.
     
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  6. JosieJo

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    Presumably the phone was on the small island close to the shore by the black house?
     
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    mrazda71 Well-Known Member

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    Case here where 16 year old was found guilty of murder - not named at the time but, judge lifted reporting restrictions after he'd passed sentance - which in this case was 10 years. There were mitigating circumstances - the victim had gone to the 16 year olds home, with a knuckle duster, ready to fight BUT, the sentence if 10 years just doesn't seem enough really ...

    I would expect Viktorijas killer to get substantially longer.

    Perhaps the reporting restrictions will be lifted in February when he's sentanced?

    Derek Whyteside murder: Teenage Telford killer named and sentenced to life in prison
     
  8. mrazda71

    mrazda71 Well-Known Member

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    I believe today is sentencing day!
     
  9. JosieJo

    JosieJo Well-Known Member

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    Was there a decision about naming him ?
     
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    Not as yet but he might possibly be named at sentencing.
     
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    Aha ... looked on a different site - says for sentencing 'not before 2p.m' ...
     
  13. JosieJo

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    Nothing yet?
     
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  16. Tortoise

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    13:18
    Why can't we name murderer?
    Black Country Live has appealed to the judge to have reporting restrictions lifted, so we can name the murderer.

    However, as it stands, this article explains why we are unable to.


    14:27
    Defendant being brought into court
    Looks like things are about to get underway.

    14:33
    Under way
    The hearing has started and the 17-year-old is in the dock, waiting to hear his fate.

    Teen who raped and murdered Viktorija Sokolova learns jail term
     
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  17. Tortoise

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    14:42
    There was a 'significant degree' of planning
    Louise Oakley, prosecuting, is addressing the court.

    She said: “The defendant, now 17, has no previous convictions recorded against him.”

    Outlining the aggravating features of the case, she continued: “This was a brutal murder involving repeated use of weapon to inflict severe injuries to the head and back of Viktorija.”

    She said the murder involved a sexual conduct, adding: “Viktorija was vulnerable and there was a significant degree of planning.”

    She also referred to the “degrading position” Viktorija’s body was found in, slumped over the arm of the park bench.

    She added: “There were attempts by the defendant to get rid of and destroy evidence in this case.”

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  18. Tortoise

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    14:49
    Moving statement from Viktorija’s mother read to court
    A moving statement from Viktorija’s mother Karolina Valantiniene has been read to the court.

    It said: “April 12 was the horrible day of my life. That day, I left for work as normal and was asked to go to the office.

    “My world fell apart. I wasn’t able to fully comprehend what was happening.

    “It felt like there was no tears left and my heart was torn to pieces.

    “She was dreaming about going to university and passing her driving test, her first new car.

    “There will never be her turning 18 and what about her future family and children?

    “I was scared and felt left alone. There will never be a Mother’s Day for me again and I have no idea how I will carry on my life now.

    “The time has stopped for me now as a desire to live.

    “Viktorija was the purpose of my life.

    “I wanted to die together with her.

    “I never thought something terrible like this could happen to me.

    “My husband has been a great support for me. I was not able to return to work for long time. I started taking medication and have been taking it since.

    “Why are there such terrible people in this world?”


    Teen who raped and murdered Viktorija Sokolova learns jail term
     
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    15:17KEY EVENT
    Killer 'was paranoid schizophrenic'
    Adam Kane QC, for the defendant, is now addressing the court.

    He said the 17-year-old was a paranoid schizophrenic.

    He said that the teenager had not attended school for many months prior to Viktorija’s death, nor had he been taking the anti-psychotic medication he was supposed to.

    The court was told that when he was 15, his mental health had rapidly deteriorated and on one occasion he had been found lying naked in the garden during a rain storm.

    15:18
    'Experiencing hallucinations' after arrest
    Mr Kane added the defendant was “mentally unwell” when he came into police custody following his arrest and was experiencing hallucinations.


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  20. Tortoise

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    15:21
    'His lifestyle was heavily burdened by his mental health'
    He continued: “His lifestyle was heavily burdened by his mental health at the time of the offence.”

    According to a pre-sentence report, the teen had been “compliant and passive” during his time on remand and had not displayed any aggressive tendencies.


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