Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sentence for assault on 89-year-old

The culprit for the assault on an elderly local resident could be released by November this year despite receiving a 2 year jail term.  As the Evening News puts it:
"But with four months already served on remand, Paterson could be let out of prison by November under automatic early release. Under the system, prisoners sentenced to four years or less can be set free after serving half their term."
Earlier in the same report it is noted:
"Friends of frail pensioner William Drummond Duncan said the “independent and dignified character” was forced to abandon regular trips out by himself in the wake of the assault.
So the sentence on the victim is probably greater than that on the accused.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the photo caption should now read 'proved guilty'

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