A little boy's life, worth so little?
An 11 year old boy is beaten, repeatedly stabbed and then dumped in a park. The killer admits to the crime, he pleads guilty to murder and is convicted of the offence. He is then given a sentence of at least twelve years before he is eligible for parole.
‘Hamer then went downstairs and took two knives from the kitchen and stabbed Joe 16 times, puncturing his windpipe in two places and cutting a major artery.’
Twelve years, what is wrong with this judge? This person killed someone; he beat this little boy to death with a frying pan and then stabbed him with kitchen knives, and he is given twelve years in prison.
‘But David Steer QC, mitigating for the defendant, said Hamer killed Joe after an "adolescent sexual approach" was rejected.’
Yes, it is well known fact that no one likes being rejected, but that is neither here nor there. Rejection happens on a daily basis, but it doesn’t make the rejected person kill, murder.
‘After the attack, Hamer dragged Joe's body downstairs, put it in a wheelie bin and took the bin to Whitehead Park, where he hid it in a gulley.’
Judging from the evidence presented, or what you know of it, this murder doesn’t strike you as being one worthy of mitigating circumstances. The fact that this bastard dragged the body away, placed it in a wheelie bin, hid it in the park and then concocted a story about the little boy’s blood on the carpet being a leak from a red pen, shows that this bastard showed no remorse.
‘Mr Steer said: "I've been asked specifically by him and his mother to express their sorrow and deep regret for what happened in this case."
Yes, heartwarming as that may be, it won’t help Joe Geeling.
The most amazing gift we have been given, as humans, is the gift to create new life. One of the worst abilities is that to take life away. If the law of the land is unable to govern this, to serve justice where it is needed, then who can?
The answer to that is God; his justice is absolute, unswerving and crimes such as this will be punished with hell fire.