Friday, June 08, 2012

Not long enough

Matthew Milat, the great-nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat has been sentenced to 43 years in jail with a 30-year non-parole period for the brutal murder of 17-year-old David Auchterlonie.

His accomplice Cohen Klein was sentenced to a 32 years in jail with a 22-year non-parole period.

A deliberate, pre-planned, cold-blooded thrill kill.

Forty three years might just be somewhere near an acceptable sentence...but only if that is the non parole period.

I've never understood the system - if a sentence is forty three years then forty three years is what should be served.

Sydney Morning Herald has the story  here

1 comment:

Seabees said...

Hi there Seabee

I've thought for some time that it's a sign of decadence that there is no crime for which our society will apply the ultimate sanction. I'd agree to a decent period for reflection and testing of evidence - but it's waste of resources to bange people up for the rest of their lives.