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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Aquamarina1234, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I am... gobsmacked yes...

    That seems very lenient.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    The whole thing is all kinds of wrong.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    I wasn't there and haven't read any kind of court or specialist report. But it says she was suffering from depression. That might have been mild fed up at her ex-ness or it might have been full blown, crippling, can't think clearly depression.

    It's no excuse, but it might have been a contributing factor.
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    And out in five. Plenty of time to have a few more kids.
  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    What's the betting that the debt of their wedding was catching up on the ability to raise their family?

    That on top of repayment of their tuition fees and absurd cost of housing.

    It don't take a lot of working out that that the modern way of life is unsustainable and the values that support it are idiotic in the extreme.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  7. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    She sounds like a screaming narcissist to me. ****** off with hubby for moving them back to the uk from the luxury of the ex pat life in Qatar.
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  8. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    They were conceived via IVF, which makes it seem even more ............can't find the right words.......
  9. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Punishing the husband.
    cissy3 likes this.
  10. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    She was on trial for murder but the verdict is man slaughter by diminished responsibility so the judge has discretion in sentencing. Bit like 2nd degree murder in USA. So the law says she did not murder.
  11. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    People seem to get longer in prison for tax evasion than torturing kids and animals. Ten years for doing that to the kids, a few weeks for the ones that killed/tortured the rescue puppy-and Archer got what, 3 years for perjury?
  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I don't think you should use the murder of children to make an amusing post. You should ask for it to be deleted.
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I'd be surprised that you found an honest reflection of modern day life amusing, Madge, if you hadn't spent a posting career on here attempting to justify the misery that all but the wealthy have to cope with.

    It's only a matter of time if things continue as they have been, before you'll be getting your collar felt as well.

    Who can say whether these childrem might have survived if the was social services intervention?

    The trouble is, since the Tories cut spending on social services to the bone, it's the sort of thing we now expect.

    Yet you call it amusing. What might we learn from this?
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  14. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    There had been 76 communications between this woman and mental health services in the weeks prior to the killings.
    That's 76 opportunities for a third party to somehow avert a disaster, yet none of which came to fruition, and which the judge must have been made aware of.
    How many times do you or I need to reach out in vain for help before we just snap? My own threshold may well be fewer than 76.

    I'm not indicating blamelessness.I just think it is something that is there to be speculated on,because we know the relevant branch of mental health services will have been scurrying around trying to demonstrate they did everything possible. It wont be in the news.

    Yet I know of countless stories involving mental health organisations where everything possible has not been done.

    It makes sense to me that the paucity of sentence relates at least in some way to this.
    Laphroig likes this.
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So it'll be on the NHS then...
  16. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    They were living in Qatar when the babies were born, so maybe not the NHS...
  17. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    But she was UPSET!!!


    *grumpy retires to a corner to tear her hair out in disgust*
    Oscillatingass likes this.
  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So she was controlling and aggressive towards her husband...

    I wonder how this would be reported if the genders were switched:

    Controlling aggressive husband murders two children to get revenge on ex wife who has managed to escape him.

    It'd be more than 10 years on a psych ward.
  20. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    As a revered ex-member on here used to write - Build more prisons, fill them up!

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