His name in the subject line should get his and some other attention. While I just blather on in my blog, I have realised that I have some power in what comes up when people googly search.
The story is here.
So I ask Justice Simon Whelan, how does a stomp to someone's head who has already undeservedly been punched to the ground, such as Cain Aguiar's, not be considered murder and not punishable by perhaps a thirty or forty year gaol term rather than a seven year gaol term?
Did Fostar Akoteu not know what the end result of kicking or stomping on someone's head could be? I am sure he did.
I can almost understand what drives someone to punch someone in the face. I cannot understand what would drive someone to actually want to kill someone by stomping on their face.
The Public Prosecutor can only appeal on points of law, so far as I understand, but if ever there was a case for an appeal for a more severe sentence, this is one of them.
Cain was a nice looking guy, but regardless, even if was butt ugly, I would feel the same. I apologise to Cain's parents in Canada for what most Australians with any sense would agree is a woefully inadequate sentence.
As for Justice Simon Whelan, well he no doubt lives in an insulated world where such things don't happen. The worst that has happened to him was when his Melbourne Grammar educated son was caught on public transport without a ticket or when his Merc or Beemer was caught by a speed or redlight camera. Never trust me with the facts, his son could be a Scotch boy.