Longer sentences for murderers

Longer sentences for murderers

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Tom sisley started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

Back in 2008, my sister Gemma was lured to the home of her ex-boyfriend (JB) and brutally murdered. Although we will never know why she went there that night, we do know that my sisters final minutes were filled with absolute terror. She had toilet paper stuffed down her throat, to stop her screams from being heard. A radiator had been ripped off the wall and her body was stuffed down the side of a bed. 

Following on from murdering her, JB then stole her phone and sent texts pretending to be her. He also, in an attempt to not deal with the aftermath of murdering somebody, then threw himself in front of near stationary traffic on the M1. Once arrested after his "attempt" on his life, he offered no defence to his actions other than that he had voices in his head. He was also described by his defence team in court, as "A poor historian"... Basically a cold faced liar.

The nature of a murder pre-defines the minimum sentence, in this case 1 minimum "life sentence" of 15 years was the minimum and that was his sentence. Had JB used a knife or another weapon, excluding guns, he would have been looking at a 25 year life sentence.  Had he used a gun, 30 years would have been the sentence. Or had he had political or racial motivation, he could have been looking at a whole life sentence, and might never have been released.

For a man, 12 years older than my sister to murder an innocent young woman who had only just started her adult life, and to only use his hands is even worse than a person using a weapon. The rage and ferocity to rip a radiator off the wall, or to force objects down somebody's throat to stop neighbours and housemates from hearing somebody's screams is a lot more calculating and dangerous and should deserve a longer sentence than a who pointed a gun at someone.

Fast forward to 2021, not even 13 years after the event, and JB has lied his way through a (MAPPA) probation hearing. JB now finds himself in Open prison conditions, which include unescorted and overnight releases. Although he will continue to be assessed to determine his ongoing suitability for any such releases, this is a man who made threats to throw a girlfriend out of a moving car, as well as throw another off of a tower block of flats before finally killing my beautiful sister.

Murderers should spend a majority, if not the rest of their lives behind bars. They should not have a key to their cell doors.

The families of murder victims get a life sentence. 

Justice wasn't served 13 years ago, and it still hasn't been served still.

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