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Judge asks for moment's silence to remember Sarah Payne
A sensitive comment by Mr Justice Simon after he announced the new minimum 40 year tariff for Roy Whiting. Sara Payne, mother of Sarah, and her other children were in court to hear the judge say: "I invite everyone present in court, before we go about our daily business, to pause and for a moment remember Sarah Payne who would now be 18 if she had not been murdered, and reflect the grave loss her death has caused to her family and others who loved her.”
This sounds odd, but hear me out. People are kicking off about this bloke getting reduced from 50 years to 40 years the time before he is able to get a chance of having parole.
Dont get me wrong here, since its only the chance to be eligible for parole, not actually setting him free, the bloke still is likely to die in prison anyway.
People talking about how this man has tried to deliberately prolong the pain of the family, yet as things stand the bloke is still likely to rot in prison anyway.
My question is, am I wrong to wonder why people who are not family/connected are kicking up such a fuss about this judgement?
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