U.K. Victim of Child Porn Kills Abuser

johnflesh

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I don't know. I believe most sentencing is relative to a degree. Some a little harsh, some not harsh enough, some just right - but that's all who you ask.

I'm curious if she thinks its worth it. If I was abused for 40 years by my family, a prison cell for 9 years might not be all that bad, considering.
 
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Tedminator

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Okay. That's a valid point.

But he was 87 at his death. No risk he would harm her or any other child again, I wouldn't think. So, strictly speaking, you disapprove of revenge as a partial defense.

And me, on facts like these, I think it should have been a complete defense. Or at worst, adjudication withheld, so that if she is law-abiding the rest of her life, she does no time.
well, hopefully she spends time in rehabilitation, decompressing from a lifetime of abuse and under observation while in prison. She is guilty of murder, fraud, and theft ...Thats some serious ptsd she is suffering from.
 
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I don't know. I believe most sentencing is relative to a degree. Some a little harsh, some not harsh enough, some just right - but that's all who you ask.

I'm curious if she thinks its worth it. If I was abused for 40 years by my family, a prison cell for 9 years might not be all that bad, considering.
Interesting question, but irrelevant to the question of the proper punishment.

If she has no regrets, so what? That does mean she will kill again.
 
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well, hopefully she spends time in rehabilitation and decompressing from a lifetime of abuse while in prison. She is guilty of murder, fraud, and theft ...Thats some serious ptsd she is suffering from.
The murder occured 12 years ago. I don't think she needed prison to aid her with any PTSD.

Peculiar idea, anyway. Prison is meant to be traumatic, not a place to heal from trauma.
 

johnflesh

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Interesting question, but irrelevant to the question of the proper punishment.

If she has no regrets, so what? That does mean she will kill again.
Putting her in prison for a day or the rest of her life wouldn't reveal that either. As I said, her punishment fitting the crime is in the eye of the beholder.
 
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Putting her in prison for a day or the rest of her life wouldn't reveal that either. As I said, her punishment fitting the crime is in the eye of the beholder.
Yeah, well, THIS observer thinks this woman's life has been one long horror show, and punishing her for killing her father is cruel.
 
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