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Teen jailed for minimum of 12 years for murdering gay pensioner

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  1. Sincere sympathy to David Cowley’s family, loved ones and friends.

  2. Gaga Flash Mob Response Unit 21 Oct 2011, 7:40pm

    Minimum 12 years, for murder? Surely it should be a minimum of 25 years?

  3. Still relying on the old “he made advances to me” defence which used to work in the fifties. Apparently that was considered a reason to justify murder in the good old days.

    1. Sadly that still works in a lot of cases.

  4. Here are more criminals who need to be locked up for their crimes against gays,

  5. It does say minimum of 12 years by which time this lad will be well and truly in the sytem and unlikely to get out of it for the rest of his life.

    1. Spanner1960 22 Oct 2011, 12:31pm

      May as well keep the scumbag in there for good then, eh?

      1. Jock S. Trap 13 Nov 2011, 9:25am

        Why not…?

  6. I personally feel that this sentance is too soft. 12 years for a hate crime murder he plead not guilty to does not seem fair to me. I am not usually in fabvour on harsh sentances. But i would say that in this particular case i think it would have been more appropriate for 16-18 year minimum sentance.

  7. Gay Daily Mail Reader 22 Oct 2011, 6:49am

    At least 12 years of being forced to share a shower with loads of naked men? He should stay until he is the same age as the man he murdered. Maybe his attitude would have improved by then.

  8. Perhaps the judge was a shrewd person who could tell that this young man would be under watch for the rest of his life…

  9. if a straight man killed a woman, he would be in prison for not less than 27 years.

    Kill a man = 12 years
    Kill a woman 27 years

    Are people realy happy about this?

    1. Jock S. Trap 13 Nov 2011, 9:26am

      Very valid point kaman!!

  10. How many gays have these people killed and still today are getting away with it,

  11. Looks to me like this guy and Steven Russell’s sentances got mixed up somhow.

  12. Jock S. Trap 13 Nov 2011, 9:25am

    This person should only ever be freed when he’s no long is a threat to society… probably never me thinks.

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