Courts Allow Burglar’s Crime Spree, Jail Victims


A career criminal who was left brain-damaged after being beaten by the family he held hostage was spared prison only to go on a fresh crime spree, which courts refused to prosecute him for as he was ruled unfit to plead.

Meanwhile the man who injured him whilst defending his family is serving a 2 and half year prison sentence.

The 57-year-old convicted criminal previously invaded a UK millionaire’s home with a gang of knife-wielding hoodlums, threatening to kill the family he captured if they resisted.

However, the robbery went awry and the burglars were attacked by their victims, with the gang’s leader being caught and severely beaten.

Police however saw fit to arrest the burglary victim, with courts finding him and his brother guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and handing each several years in prison, whilst courts subsequently released the burglar on the grounds that his injuries prevented his trial or imprisonment.

After being hospitalised for two weeks the burglar immediately returned to his life of crime, being charged with a number of offences, but courts refused to prosecute him due to his injuries, which included “brain damage,” a fractured skull and a broken jaw, ruling that although he was evidently fit to commit crime, he was not fit to stand trial.

Via the Daily Mail.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    -“brain damage,” a fractured skull and a broken jaw, ruling that although he was evidently fit to commit crime, he was not fit to stand trial.-

    There is so much fail in this that i can´t finish my food.

    09:51 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So that burglar is continuously spared just because he has brain damage? Wondering what's next... Psycho serial killers are allowed to go out and kill people all the time because they have mental "illness"?

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    10:01 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    didn't think the UK law is more worst justice system than philippines

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 29/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if youre from the philippines, is it really safe to have sex there with 12 yo girls if they consent??

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since Nobody will ever knew who i am so i post this... once a buglar went to our house at 4 am after we had a party . 1 of my friens nocked him down and we forced him to take sleeping pills... after we stripped him we blindfolded him but him the car and drove to our police station ( a small one) and bond him on a lamp pole .
    He was even in the news^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Unless you fed him so many sleeping pills that you caused irreparable damage to his nervous or neurological systems, and with the intention of physically harming him, you're in a totally different boat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:39 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wish I saw the video for that news clip.
    sounds like what Spiderman does. But with sleeping pills instead of webbing.

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    Comment by motaku96
    09:41 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell are the courts thinking?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He should thank the ppl who beat the shit out of his ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the end I think the millionaire guy probably regretted on hiring a pretty shitty lawyer =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Urgh, this is disgusting. Typical judicial cowardice. Makes me want to Gundam down parliament. Fuck the labour sissies!

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    09:16 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brain Damage

    aka. The Get Out of Jail Free card.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Victims do not always behave rationally. Especially when family members are threatened. We do not know what threats were made and how the family was treated when they were held hostage.

    It was the criminal intruders that initiated hostilities. It was the criminals that forced the family to fear for their lives and forced them to make decisions that most people do not have a need to make.

    If threats were made against the female or child members of the family, I would forgive the rage the family members were justified in have.

    It is all too easy for us arm chair lurkers to villify the victims for their actions. But we were not ones put into that position and had to endure the conditions that they were.

    I feel the British court was more concerned with the welfare of the criminals, rather than what the victims actually had to endure. The U.S. is equally guilty of this too, to some degree sadly. Though this case is pretty blantant. I view this as a justified use of the insanity defense for the victims.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BINGO! If you think someone is a DIRECT DANGER to your family, or might come back to 'finish the job'... you are not going to let them get away.... at least not ALIVE, if you have a choice in the matter!

    You are right that after someone breaks into your home, anything you do to that person short of killing them..... should be okay.... even after they run if they say "I'LL BE BACK YOU FUCKER!"

    Then, I would chase down the bastard to.... and make sure they didn't need to have a trial nor medical care for him... because he would be DEAD or so severely injured, it wouldn't matter anymore.

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    Comment by arimpact
    09:10 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    apparently the 2 burglary victims were middle eastern, do I smell racism in verdict?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, but that's because your an idiot

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, he is not an idiot.... it does sound like racism, because if this was British on foreigner..... this case wouldn't have even gone to trial!

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    07:14 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As I said on the first iteration of this story, this is one of the good things about AmeriKKKa, strong "Castle" laws in most states.

    However-"Self Defense" is still treated like a crime and aggressively prosecuted so one only knows they are OK when the Jury says "Not Guilty" and the prosecutor decides not to have it declared a 'mistrial' and try them again. The costs of even round one are ruinous to most households and a public defender is a guarantee of a 'guilty' sentence. It's usually only public outrage that stops similar injustices despite castle laws in AmeriKKKa.

    The "Justice by Points" system in AmeriKKKa makes it more likely the law will weigh heavy on a citizen thought "Law Abiding" because they usually have a job, property, income but usually limited funds versus zero or able to afford a 'dream team' and they are almost totally unlikely to act violently seeking revenge. The prosecutors, the police, get "Points" that help them keep their jobs and get promoted by the arrests they make, the people they shove in jail so when they can arrest someone they do, when they can prosecute them with a good chance of conviction they do with total uncaring indifference to "Justice" or "Guilt or innocence".

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forgot to add retard to your list...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does this kind of stuff always happen in the UK? Is there something fundamentally wrong with their judicial system?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's something fundamentally wrong with the newspapers, IMO. Too much sensationalist brainless reporting + global exposure - good media watchdogs = "OMG WORST COUNTRY EVAR" impression.

    I live in the UK. I'll be happy to admit it has plenty of problems, but I for one am quite happy to be here. Watching out for burglars is just common sense.

    Also, police response time tends to be pretty quick here, thanks to there not being massive distances to cross (unlike, say, rural North America or Australia). No need to bludgeon burglars yourself when there's functioning law enforcement around the corner. On the contrary, it can feel a bit Orwellian and claustrophobic at times, when it seems they're just a bit *too* quick to respond ... maybe thats just me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    welcome to england , land of gutless wanker judges and MP's...
    sodding bastiches need a beating and a deportation back to theur 37 world shiteholes where they can kill each other without anyone interfering...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Daily Wail = morons. I recently saw them whine about a teacher not being allowed to pray for her atheist student.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like the judge is in league with the robbers

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Put a bullet in his head and be done with it.. next

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, don't do that.... that is MURDER.... I could understand the guy accidentally being beat to death, but if he is shot in the head and didn't have a gun himself...... MURDER, and the person who does that SHOULD be thrown into prison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:28 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Screw that. If the guy commits crimes, he should not be allowed to walk free. Put him in a mental hospital for his "brain damage" but he can't be allowed to keep hurting people.

    If he held my family hostage and threatened them with a knife, a deadly weapon, I'd probably beat his skull in as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why you make sure the criminal never leaves alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the fuck is this shit?! Seems like these people lack the definition of justice.

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    Comment by man1
    21:33 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OK, this has gone WAY over the line. No more Mr. Nice Guy thinking the robbery victim's to blame for giving the robber a sample of the victim's knuckle sandwich. It's time for the robber to have a whole buffet spread of knuckle, heel, cranium (and whatever body part you wish to land on him) sandwich from all who thinks this "justice" is utter bollocks.

    The FAIL LAW should take the leftovers.

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    23:15 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything is going to hell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it's only one case. If it's the whole world then it will come to an end immediately

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which would you prefer?

    Permanent Brain Damage or 2.5 year prison sentence?

    Then again, we don't know how bad the brain damage was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 25/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in florida and texas you can kill anyone with the exception of law enforcers who enter your house as long as they arent arent in the process of exiting. thisz is stupid voters in these states should demand the right to defend themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, if law enforcement officers don't say who they are.... you can kill them as well. They have had some cases recently in Texas and Florida where judges have said that police HAVE to identify themselves before or WHILE ENTERING.... otherwise, they are treated under the law as intruders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they need to look carefully at who's the one with the brain damage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Phoenix Wright, where are you?

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    Comment by Amadeviant
    04:26 24/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Booya cracks in the system. This means I can commit rape, get beaten by the boyfriend, boyfriend gets arrested, and 2 weeks later, rape some more. Where's the U.K?

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    02:48 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man this is just so messed up I can't laugh about it.

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    Comment by Gatsby
    02:49 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The justice system prevails again!

    02:57 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets for now on refer to it as the injustice system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was probably some former police chief / families running the burglary ring there and the cops know better than to jail the mafia members who are also relatives of most of the force, as it its here in the USA. Innocent helpless people are always the big losers in the eyes of the law.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't this where the husband +x brothers ganged up on a single burglar when he was running away, knocked him over and hit with a golf club repeatedly as he was laying down defenceless til he got brain damage in a failed revenge killing? Yeah they got what was coming to them. Letting the injured burglar completely off the hook though wasn't the right decision either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, they didn't get what was coming to them. The fact is that they were thinking "What if the guy gets away totally? Who is he going to hurt next?"

    That is a good enough reason to beat someone to death. It's simple: if you don't want to get killed.... DON'T BREAK INTO SOMEONE'S HOUSE!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People you should have seen it coming since the whole Equality Now thing. When people place so much attention to things that do not matter (2D lolis and underage people exchanging nude pics between themselves) over the real issue (true cp distributors), there's no much to expect from the established law system other than more fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, CP distribution is not a problem in some people's minds.... I don't have a problem with it and think that they should just make pedosexuality IN GENERAL legal and simply move on.

    As to child porn? Easy way to make sure that children aren't being forced into it: mandatory psychological examinations before they are allowed to take part in it.

    Really, most of the children are not being 'forced' into child pornography. From what I have seen, their lovers (totally consensual or not) are videotaping the things and putting them on the internet.

    Which, need I remind people, has been done to adult women by their boyfriends!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "After being hospitalised for two weeks the burglar immediately returned to his life of crime, being charged with a number of offences, but courts refused to prosecute him due to his injuries"

    Bravo, dickheads.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Injures should be overlooked. if you do the crime you do the time. obverously he's well enough to commit these offences

    02:57 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He was able and willing to be a criminal again he wasn't hurt that bad.
    If the f--ker can go on a crime spree he can stand trial and go to jail.
    Really this is a travesty the only people severely brain damaged here are the cops and the judge.

    The fact the burglar went on a crime spree two weeks after going to the hospital shows he is not fit to be allowed to run free.
    Really the people of the UK should be having a riot over this.

    They guy just went and committed more crimes which could have been prevented if they took him off the streets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah, stupidity....never cease to amaze me

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