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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

23. Murder and a Sex Scandal

All I can say is thank Le bon Dieu that one judge has the whit to hand out a decent sentence.
Arthur Phillip Freeman who threw his four year old daughter off the West Gate Bridge has been sentenced to life in prison. Supreme Court Justice Paul Coghlan sentenced Arthur Phillip Freeman, 37, to life in jail with a non-parole period of 32 years for the murder of four-year-old daughter Darcey as he sought revenge against her mother during a custody battle.
Little Darcey died hours after being thrown 80m from the bridge by her father on January 29, 2009.
Above: Darcey Freeman as a flower girl at a relative's wedding. Source: Herald Sun

Prosecutors called for Freeman to be jailed for life without parole, while his lawyers had pleaded for a minimum term.

When he handed out the sentence, he said he understood the argument that he be "locked away forever", but he did not think Freeman was "beyond redemption". The Judge said "Whatever happens, you will spend what many consider will be the best years of your life in prison. One of the unfortunate features of this case is that others blame themselves, but they should not."

Said Justice Coghlan - "You are responsible for it and nobody else. The earliest date you can be released is 29 January 2041, when you will be 67 years old."

I guess because he (the Judge) thought the murdering little swine was not "beyond redemption" he was being lenient in not locking him up for the term of his natural life.

What I don't understand is how come it took the jury five days to reach a verdict?

And I suppose all the bleeding hearts will come out now in defence of the murdering monster with lines like oh the poor man was having a mental episode and wasn't in full possession of his faculties at the time, he's not guilty on the grounds of insanity.

Yeah well pull the other one - it's got bells on it. What really angers me is these parents who don't get their own way in a custody battle go and kill their child/children. Why don't they top themselves - why is it always the children?

Another murdering little cretin is Robert Farquharson who killed his three sons on Father's Day in 2005 to get revenge on his ex-wife. He drove them into a dam, left them in the car but managed to save himself. He's been convicted twice.

To be continued............

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