利茲市。被謀殺婦女的母親要求更嚴厲的判刑

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利茲市。被謀殺婦女的母親要求更嚴厲的判刑

阿特金森獲得了近16年的較輕刑期,因為他使用的武器已經在家裡了。

德維-沃特豪斯小姐的母親朱莉-德維 "驚恐 "地發現,刑期比她女兒在街上被殺的時候要短。

德維女士說。"當我們被告知將對殺害我們女兒的兇手判處的刑期將比她在街上被殺時少10年時,我們感到非常震驚。

"家庭兇殺案經常使用'過度殺戮',也就是超過必要的武力。在罌粟的案件中,她承受了49處刀傷,總共有100多處受傷。

"這些事實似乎被司法系統所忽視。通過將最低起始刑期定為15年,這些受害者的生命被削弱了。它向家庭和公眾發出了一個非常明確的信息,即這些生命的價值不如外面的人。"

這項運動得到了西約克郡市長特雷西-布拉賓的支持,他說。"我對Poppy的家人所遭受的毀滅性損失表示同情,這是男性對婦女和女孩施暴的又一個可怕的例子。

"僅僅因為你從廚房的抽屜里,而不是從你的口袋裡拔出刀子,你就獲得了10年的輕判,這是不對的。

西約克郡負責治安和犯罪的副市長Alison Lowe OBE說,她將呼籲司法大臣Dominic Raab改變對此類案件的處理方式。


Atkinson received a lesser sentence of nearly 16 years because the weapon he used was already in the home.

Miss Devey Waterhouse's mother Julie Devey was "horrified" that the sentence was shorter than it would be if her daughter was killed in the street.

Ms Devey said: "As soon as we were told that the sentence that would be handed out to our daughter's killer would be starting at a point 10 years less than if she was killed out on the street, we were horrified.

"Domestic homicides often use 'overkill', which is more force than is necessary. In Poppy's case, she endured 49 knife wounds and over 100 injuries altogether.

"These facts appear to be ignored by the justice system. By having a minimum starting tariff at 15 years, these victim's lives are diminished. It sends a very clear message to families and the public that those lives were worth less than those taken outside."

The campaign has been backed by the mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, who said: "My heart goes out to Poppy's family for their devastating loss, which is yet another horrific example of male violence towards women and girls.

"It can't be right that you receive a sentence that's 10 years lighter, just because you pulled the knife from the kitchen drawer, rather than from your pocket."

Alison Lowe OBE, West Yorkshire's deputy mayor for policing and crime, said she would call on the Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab to change the treatment of such cases.

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