Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cowardly thug charged with murder.

I'm pleased to see that the cowardly thug who killed Daniel Christie on New Years Eve has been charged with murder.

Shaun McNeil had already been charged with three counts of common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm over a series of (alleged) assaults on New Year's Eve.

Here he is, in a selfie he's obviously proud of;

A murder charge is the right approach to these thugs. Unlike the other cowardly thug, Kieran Loveridge, who killed Thomas Kelly but got away with four years after doing a deal to plead guilty to manslaughter.

One requirement of a murder charge is that the perpetrator intended to kill. But the other is that he 'acted with reckless indifference to human life'. And that's certainly the case with these unprovoked, unexpected, random attacks.

Let's hope this one goes down for a very very long time.

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