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at the end of a difficult day to rejoice that it was a woman who handed down Philpott's sentence?

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grovel Thu 04-Apr-13 23:25:49

It's a tiny deal but I am pleased that this misogynist shit got his orders from a woman.

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Thu 04-Apr-13 23:27:18

Quite so, YANBU smile

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Thu 04-Apr-13 23:28:54

I've no doubt he will be using her gender in an unpleasant way

grovel Thu 04-Apr-13 23:30:29

I've no doubt that he'll be a very frightened man.

ShellyBoobs Thu 04-Apr-13 23:49:26

Just a shame she sentenced him to less time than a detective got today for stealing drugs from a police evidence storeroom.


Flojobunny Thu 04-Apr-13 23:51:31

It wasn't long enough though. Six lives. Arson. What the hell was she thinking? What could he possibly ever offer to society? He should be locked away for the rest of his life.

piprabbit Thu 04-Apr-13 23:53:40

I don't think judges are just allowed to make up random sentences.
She went away, did additional research and followed the limits that are set in law.

Salmotrutta Thu 04-Apr-13 23:54:30

He got a life sentence.

A minimum of 15 years, and the Judge had to act within the statutory guidelines.

He will only be considered for parole after 15 years and he may not get it.

Salmotrutta Thu 04-Apr-13 23:55:46

So a detective got life for stealing drugs from an evidence room?

Link please?

chickensaladagain Thu 04-Apr-13 23:58:26

He was convicted of manslaughter so sentence is limited by law not by the judge

He is not going to find prison too pleasant though, they don't tend to like child killers!

WidowWadman Thu 04-Apr-13 23:58:29

The above explains the sentencing very well.

piprabbit Fri 05-Apr-13 00:01:13

The detective was sentenced to 16 years - so will probably be out in 8 years. This is a shorter sentence than anyone involved in the arson case.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 05-Apr-13 00:02:42

Yanbu OP, Yanbu.

Salmotrutta Fri 05-Apr-13 00:03:41

Good link Widow.

I do wish people would actually bother to read things/listen when issues like this are discussed.

Judges don't just make sentences up off the top of their heads hmm.

They have to use the statutory rules.

stressyBessy22 Fri 05-Apr-13 00:04:43

the sex of the judge is irrelevant

Salmotrutta Fri 05-Apr-13 00:05:19

Thanks piprabbit.

So Philpott didn't get a shorter sentence than the detective.

Which is what I thought...

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 05-Apr-13 00:06:33

I agree Op.
She gave the only sentence she could according to the law, and I bet he fucking hated it coming from a woman.

ShellyBoobs Fri 05-Apr-13 00:07:51

The detective was sentenced to 16 years - so will probably be out in 8 years. This is a shorter sentence than anyone involved in the arson case.

The detective was sentenced to 23 years.

Salmotrutta Fri 05-Apr-13 00:08:52

Just to state that more clearly:

The detective got 16 years

Philpott got life with the recommendation of serving at least 15 years

But he may well not get parole.

RunningAgain Fri 05-Apr-13 00:09:56

Phillpott was sentenced to 30 yrs

PavlovtheCat Fri 05-Apr-13 00:10:19

that's an excellent explanation of it widow.

It states very clearly that she has given him a harsher sentence with Life serving a minimum of 15yrs than if she had given him 30yrs for which he would only have to serve 15yrs. And that the sentence is one of the heaviest sentences for manslaughter given to date.

She did as much as she could. Well done her.

Salmotrutta Fri 05-Apr-13 00:10:34

Well even 23 years means the detective will probably be out in 11.

Philpott has to serve at least 15 because he got life.

If he gets out after 15 ill eat my hat.

RunningAgain Fri 05-Apr-13 00:11:14

X post with salmotrutta

Salmotrutta Fri 05-Apr-13 00:11:14

Philpott was not sentenced to 30 years.

He got life.

piprabbit Fri 05-Apr-13 00:12:06

My apologies - it was his brother who got 16 years.

23 years is still a lot less than a life sentence.

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