Two truly sick individuals were sentenced to life for Murder this week. The two teenagers (15 and 16) kicked and stamped to death a 20 year old female for no reasn other than how she was dressed.
“This was feral thuggery. It raises serious questions about the sort of society which exists in this country at the start of a new millennium which was heralded with such optimism.” This is what the Judge, Anthony Russell QC, had to say about the abhorrent crime.
Ryan Herbert (16) will serve a minimum of 16 years behind bars for his part in this crime while 15 year old Brendan Harris will serve a minimum of 18 years.
The victim of the Murder, Sophie Lancaster, was attacked as she tried to protect her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, from the pack of ferile youths. Three teenagers plead guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm with intent and those individuals took no part in the Muder of Sophie Lancaster.
Both victims fell into a coma following their attacks, but Sophie lancaster never regained consciousness and died 13 days later.
The three teenagers responsible for the attack on Robert Maltby were Daniel Mallett (17), Joseph Hulme (17) and Danny Hulme (16). Mallett was jailed for four years and four months and the Hulme brothers got five years and 10 months each.
An utterly shocking and truly horrible crime. One person died and another was injured critically all because of what they chose to wear. This represents nothing other than a tragic waste of life because of prejudice and thuggary.