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Woman Who Stabbed Her Husband to Death While In A Rage Gets Four Years Jail


Sync

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After handing down the minimum life term, the judge warned Shaw that even when she has served the four years, it would be up to the Life Review Commissioners and the Secretary of State "when, or even if," she should be released and under what licence terms.

"You could be in prison for a period very considerably in excess of four years," he said.
You may be overselling it a bit Pic. I'll happily place a wager on you that she's not walking free in Sep 2014. But yeah, the minimum attachment is rubbish. Give her 20 to life, give her some time to reflect on her actions.
 

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Sync, it was a life sentence!
 

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Seems you had a lucky escape!
 

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There was talk a while back of trying to ban long, pointed kitchen knives as they are often used in such stabbings. The acts are usually impulsive and a kitchen knife is a pretty handy weapon.

BBC NEWS | Health | Doctors' kitchen knives ban call
I think for the fact majority of purposes a blunt knife with a sharp edge would serve the purpose. Not sure if the tapered point on many kitchen utensils is entirely essential.
 

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I'm cutting out that section from the Indo before I head home this evening.........the little wifey has been unusually p*ssed off with me lately for mimicking Biffo's partying habits.
 

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BBC News - Four years jail for 'raging wife' who killed husband

No provocation. No remorse. Just rage. Four years in jail.

Is this a license for women to commit murder?
Now Pic, thats a gross generalisation. They have a tarrif system in England and Wales whereby the sentencing Judge imposes a life sentence followed by a minimum tariff, ie the least sentence which must be served. That does not mean, and usually does not mean, that they are released after the minimum period is served. It simply means that they are then amenable to release after consideration by the British version of the parole board. NOT that they are automatically entitled to be released.
 

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BBC News - Four years jail for 'raging wife' who killed husband

No provocation. No remorse. Just rage. Four years in jail.

Is this a license for women to commit murder?
Im appalled and shocked that you should vilify this women in this manner.

Any woman who endures any abuse from their husband is entitled to act in any manner necessary to defend herself.
There can be no question whatsoever that all these cases are acts of self defence

How dare the police even consider charging this unfortunate creature.
Four years in jail is an injustice that cries out to heaven.

We have had many similiar such cases in Ireland who are taking a leading role in the jurisprudential aspects of these cases.

Many Irish women who have killed their husbands in similiar circumstances are getting harsh suspended sentences of 2 yrs and upwards.

The feminist movement in Ireland will be taking all these cases to the European Court of Justice to ensure these gender biased injustices towards innocent women is ended once and for all.

Husbands must learn or pay the ultimate price for their evil words and actions and the sooner this message gets home to these vile people the better.

Naturally too the feminist movement will be insisting on the harshest possible treatment of all male transgressors within the family home and thankfully much success has been achieved in this area, but there is still a lot of work to do.

It is still not a crime for a males to use insulting language to a female within the domestic environment in Ireland and the womens movement are working hard to have this legal anomoly righted.

Agreement has been reached that "soft" information can be used in court cases but some constitutional difficulties have arisen concerning mandatory surveillence cameras in the home and these are expected to be resolved soon.
 

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Now Pic, thats a gross generalisation. They have a tarrif system in England and Wales whereby the sentencing Judge imposes a life sentence followed by a minimum tariff, ie the least sentence which must be served. That does not mean, and usually does not mean, that they are released after the minimum period is served. It simply means that they are then amenable to release after consideration by the British version of the parole board. NOT that they are automatically entitled to be released.
It is unjust that a woman who stabs a man to death because she is in a rage should be considered for release after four years.
 
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