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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Four years for attempted murder

Headline news from Sky News - Witness the event: "The earliest he can be considered for parole is four years."

What? What sort of "life sentence" is that? This guy stabbed a woman teacher in the stomach, when she was out jogging in the park. She would've died had a doctor not been nearby.

He stabbed another youth in the chest, and they failed to even convict him on that of wounding with intent to cause GBH.

A quick search on Google UK, shows you can get four years for music piracy or possession of cannabis resin, for example.

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