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Old 21st Dec 2009, 13:40
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central Italy
Posts: 46
I assume you think 2 years and 3 years jail for the householder and his brother is justice.
One might argue over the penalty meted out in this case.

But the principle stands.

One comment on the Grauniad article stated:
Had the burglar still been in the house and the family still in any kind of danger, then I would totally agree with Deborah. Once you've chased someone down the street it stops being a crime of self-defence and becomes a brutal act of vengeance. So while I can accept the sentence should maybe have been shorter, I don't disagree with the principle of a custodial sentence here. This was a serious offence.
And to this, I totally agree.
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