- One Tiffany Sutcliffe has just been sentenced here in New Zealand for killing a her male companion (flatmate) with a single barreled shotgun. - She pointed the illegal gun at her victim - asked if it was loaded, then pulled the trigger - blasting her victim just under his armpit. - As he died, Williamson answered “Of course it’s loaded, you stupid slut”
She then hid the gun and dragged the dead body out to the door step.
23 year old Sutcliffe was sentenced to three years and one month prison for manslaughter?? .. meaning that she will likely serve around ONE YEAR.
You might care to contrast that with South African 'blade runner' Oscar Pistorius who shot his girl friend and has just had his prison sentence increased to thirteen years & five months.
I am so old that I can remember a time when shooting and killing someone was regarded as a serious matter.
No wonder gang members and other disadvantaged persons seem to laugh at the law ... and their victims.
P.S. I had a friend who's home was burgled and damaged by a misguided disadvantaged youth. - He was subsequently called to attend a "youth justice family group conference" or some such slap with a wet bus ticket - and when the presiding youth aid or probation officer left the room for a minute the burglar/raider sat there repeatedly giving his victim "the finger" and pulling faces.
.. When told of this .. the Official just shrugged.
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