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

Monday 23 January 2006

Killers of gay barman, David Morley, sent to gaol

The four young thugs who beat and kicked David Morley to death were sentenced to lengthy periods in gaol today - this is a very good result. I would have wanted them to be sent away for life, quite frankly, but it appears that Mr Morley Senior is staisfied with the result although, as he is said to have remarked, he saw little sign of remorse on the part of the killers.

As I wrote here I still don't understand why this brutal slaying attracted a charge of manslaughter, rather than murder. All part of the joy of living in a country where it has been decided that hate speech against gays by Iqbal Sacranie doesn't actually count, I suppose - my detailed views on that particular subject are here.

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