A young girl with learning difficulties is brutally attacked, then lying in a semi-conscious state, has her throat slit. Then her attackers dismember her body.
The murder of Laura Milne was savage and those responsible should be put behind bars for life. Stuart Jack was responsible for cutting Laura's throat and dismembering her body, so he received a mandatory life sentence, and will serve at least 18 years behind bars. Laura's family are outraged, and rightly so. When will life ever mean life? How brutal does a murder have to be?
I have been thinking about this post for a few hours now, and words still fail me. I don't want it to turn into a rant, so I will end it here, other than to say click HERE for a report of the events in court today. There you will also be able to view the judge's full sentencing remarks. They are not long and worth reading, although after reading them, I think you will be amazed how he managed to pass down such short sentences.