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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


He may well have committed a further offence. In that case the authorities must keep it under wraps, because he could not otherwise hope to have a fair trial in front of a jury.

He and his accomplice have received hugely expensive education and supervision since they killed a toddler while they were children themselves.

If that has not worked in this case, that does not create an argument for not trying rehabilitation in future cases.

That's about all we know, or will know for some time, about this.