On 16/01/2016 04:00, Rob Morley wrote:
On Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:01:27 +0000
Phil W Lee wrote:
Rob Morley considered Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:44:46
+0000 the perfect time to write:
On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:02:17 -0800 (PST)
On Thursday, 14 January 2016 01:56:30 UTC, Simon Jester wrote:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:08:22 AM UTC, Alycidon wrote:
The judge said "What you did was deliberate", which means it was
murder and the sentence should have been life without parole.
Indeed - just like this case. 24 years.
The difference between those cases is that in one the guilty party
got into his car with the intention of running someone down, while
in the other the act was committed in the heat of the moment.
"In the heat of the moment" is not a defence to murder though
I'm fairly sure it is.
Perhaps a mitigation defence rather than a defence against conviction.
But Lee, LJ will have chapter and verse on it, I'm sure.