Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain towards the end of January 2018 for about a month
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
18 years for homophobic murder in Blackpool
23-year old Scot, Marc Goodwin, will serve a minimum of 18 years in gaol for his homophobic murder of 57-year old Malcolm Benfold in Blackpool on 30th January this year. His two accomplices, James McNamee and Joseph Williams, received lesser sentences. I am pleased to see this crime being punished quite severely, in terms of what the laws allows; it is also pleasing that justice has taken a relatively brief period to be carried out.