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'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.

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