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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 16 June 2006

Two gaoled for homophobic murder

The two murderers of Jody Dobrowski, a gay man kicked and punched to death on Clapham Common, have been sentenced to 'life imprisonment' with a recommendation that they serve a minimum of 28 years in prison. Judge Brian Barker characterised the attack at "homophobic thuggery" and said:


"It was Jody's tragic misfortune to cross your path. You subjected him to mindless abuse and showed him no mercy.

"In those few seconds you took from him the most precious possessions - his life and future."

It is good that these two brutal killers have been dealt with quite harshly and that it is being made increasingly clear by the authorities that homophobia will no longer be tolerated.

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