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 Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 31 May 20:05

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48472705
Read the first six paragraphs and then stop and decide, with what the judge had said, how long the minimum sentence would be that he would ultimately hand down.

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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 31 May 20:58

Hope he never sees outside a cell again.
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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 31 May 21:00

Well he might do in seven years.

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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 2 Jun 10:46

Appalling crimes.

Can't believe Donald Finlay's defence pleas.
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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 2 Jun 10:52

No problem with the defence pleas. That's what a lawyer is supposed, in fact is honoured to do, represent the defendant to the best of his ability. My problem is with the judge imposing a minimum tarrif of only seven years. If that is what the law says is the maximum term that he could hand down then the law needs changed.

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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sun 2 Jun 16:06

Maybe so but its not a pretty sight when every underhand dirty tactic is used in court to defend some scumbag. I was a juror in a case a few years ago and the way that innocent witnesses were spoken to by the defence lawyer in his attempt to discredit their evidence was disgusting.
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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 2 Jun 18:52

It was more to do with him trying to negotiate the type of sentence TOWK once found guilty.
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 Re: Words Fail Me
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 3 Jun 14:51

The minimum seems far too low but it is in reality irrelevant. The OLR will almost certainly mean he never gets out.

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