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UNBELIEVABLE!! - Killer Gets 18 Months For Fatal Punch

A yob who killed a council accountant with one punch was jailed for 18 months at Teesside Crown Court today.

Richard Wyatt, 23, of Rochester Road, Roseworth, Stockton, previously admitted the manslaughter of 30-year-old Gavin Robinson.

Today the court heard how Wyatt asked for a cigarette from Mr Robinson, was refused, then delivered one blow to his jaw.

Mr Robinson fell to the ground, banging his head on Westbury Street, Thornaby, near his home, at about 1am on June 14 this year.

He suffered a serious brain injury and died in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, nine days later.

Judge Peter Fox QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, said the prison sentence was lower than some might expect because Wyatt did not intend to kill or cause serious injury.

It emerged last month that Wyatt's father and brother are both serving prison sentences for murder.

Peter Wyatt, 53, was jailed for 14 years for strangling his lover Audrey Badger, 42, at her home in Thornaby in 2006.

Andrew Wyatt, 30, is nearing the end of a jail sentence for a baseball bat killing of Jason Milligan, 28, in the town in 1998.

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Re: UNBELIEVABLE!! - Killer Gets 18 Months For Fatal Punch



oh my word.
honestly though, some people just want shooting.
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how can you punch someone that hard and not intend to cause serious injury??

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He is a ****ing animal and should be kept in a cage for the rest of his life, the sentence is a joke and is typical of this country and its attitude to criminals.
 
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Very, very sad. some years ago I had an apprentice who was killed in similar circumstances. The **** who Killed him pleaded guilty and had the case bought forward to avoid getting a harsher sentence because he had beaten another guy so badly he lost a leg. He got 18months for the death(first offence) 7 years for the beating.

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Unbelievable. Hope he gets stabbed in jail, he'd deserve it.
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Yes very sad, but a story to cheer you guys up, as I suspect the life of Mr Wyatt probably has a few twists in store.

..a man was convicted of death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to two years and given a 10 year ban. The man responsible had stolen a vehicle and had caused the death of another.

about 3 years later the same man was seen by police driving. Naturally they wanted to speak to him and in doing so drove off failing to stop. Within a minute of the chase, the man crashed the vehicle he was driving resulting in his own death.

There are a lot of what ifs in this story, but somehow justice served.......eventually.
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The sentence is a joke.
John and Anne Darwin were both sentenced to over 6 years imprisonment for fraud.
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As normal the punishment doesn't fit the crime. It's sickening that these animals seem to get off so lightly
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John and Anne Darwin were both sentenced to over 6 years imprisonment for fraud.
I know its disgusting that a Killer is treated more leniently than a fraudster Great British justice
 
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Farce.

How come a Friend of mine is serving a 2yr 9month sentence for possession (small amount) of drugs?
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Farce.

How come a Friend of mine is serving a 2yr 9month sentence for possession (small amount) of drugs?
Now that is pretty harsh...

Agree about sentences in general not being realistic to the type of crime and whether there is a likelihood of repetition...
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What a shame there was nothing in the Tory conference about sorting such scum!

We should have outsourced our prisons to some country where incarceration was cheaper before the economy went to pot.

I'd debate using such people, and those that killed that Banker in Norwich for minefield clearance in places like the Falklands and Afghanistan.

I am fed up my taxes keeping such 'people' alive and in prison.

But then again drink fuelled yobbery is part and parcel of the job creating 'night time economy'.
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if his father and brother are both serving sentances for murder the judge should have seen this as a warning light and sentanced him for a long long time,
if he can be that agressive towards someone who refused to give him a smoke then he has some serious problems and should not be allowed in society untill he has had many years of reflection at one of her majestys hotels
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What a shame there was nothing in the Tory conference about sorting such scum!

We should have outsourced our prisons to some country where incarceration was cheaper before the economy went to pot.

I'd debate using such people, and those that killed that Banker in Norwich for minefield clearance in places like the Falklands and Afghanistan.

I am fed up my taxes keeping such 'people' alive and in prison.

But then again drink fuelled yobbery is part and parcel of the job creating 'night time economy'.
I thought prisons were for reform.
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Very unfortunate, but the law is the law and he never intended to kill the man. So should only recieve a manslaughter sentence.
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Farce.

How come a Friend of mine is serving a 2yr 9month sentence for possession (small amount) of drugs?
Possession of what? or was it intent to supply
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Possession of what? or was it intent to supply
Bit of this, bit of that.

Being black in a predominantly white area didn't help no doubt.
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The family sound like vermin.
 
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Re: UNBELIEVABLE!! - Killer Gets 18 Months For Fatal Punch

A man loses his temper and hits someone. That guy falls, could have slipped, tripped, whatever, hits his head on the pavement, suffers serious damage from the impact and dies later in hospital. A lesson to us all i reckon. Could happen to anybody. You don't need to be a Lennox Lewis or a Tyson for that to happen.
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Re: UNBELIEVABLE!! - Killer Gets 18 Months For Fatal Punch

Try writing a law if you think it is that easy.

You cannot define an offence by it's possible consequences.

Example 1 - I am driving along and I go to change the radio station. Momentarily distracted I clip the kerb and damage a council rubbish bin. Careless driving, maybe a few quid fine.

Example 2 - I am driving along and I go to change the radio station. Momentarily distracted a child runs out in front of me and I run them over - they die. My actions were the same - the consequences were not. Should I be punished more for the same action?

Similarly to be convicted of murder the intent to KILL has to be proved (and so it should be).

Don't get me wrong I do sympathise with some of the feelings expressed here but you cannot write revenge into law.

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Bit of this, bit of that.

Being black in a predominantly white area didn't help no doubt.
You bin hanging out in a bad crowd Andy? Didnt you get warned about people like this when you were younger?

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A man loses his temper and hits someone. That guy falls, could have slipped, tripped, whatever, hits his head on the pavement, suffers serious damage from the impact and dies later in hospital. A lesson to us all i reckon. Could happen to anybody. You don't need to be a Lennox Lewis or a Tyson for that to happen.
This is very true! They are still scum bags
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Punching someone in the face isvery different from a driving incident. OK the guy had no intent to kill, but that was why he was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder.

The fault lies with our liberal judiciary, who live in their own cosy world, well insulated from this type of scum due to their financial position and priviledged upbringing. They should be forced to live on a council estate for a few months before they are allowed to sit on the bench.
Manslaughter carries a maximum sentance of what, 15 years ? He could have easily have been jailed for much longer for that conviction
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Try writing a law if you think it is that easy.
I think the law already exists which is why he got 18 months.
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I think the law already exists which is why he got 18 months.
k, so - "try writing a law that covers every possible consequence of an action............" (sigh).

Bottom line of course is that here are not enough spaces in prisons to lock people up.

Interesting though that- per capita - Britain locks up more people than any other European country.
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