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21 September, 2011

the cost of killing someone? just $500 fine.

Okay, there's a catch, and I will mention that shortly.

In an unbelievable unjust and seemingly unethical court decision, a drug user who mowed down a man to death on her 4WD only received a small fine of $500 (and 5 months ban from driving). This murderer did not apologise to the victim's family, and does not have to.

Well, unlike the excellent justice system in the advanced United States, that is the very unjust court decision does have catch: the murderer took pretty high level of methylamphetamine, or “within the reported fatal range” as reported. Regular drug usage had no impact on the decision. The judge believed the murderer had an epilepsy.

You can read more of the story here: Fiancee Kathryn Davis angry after drug-affected driver Richelle Varney fined for killing Guy Carlsen (The Telegraph)

The moral of the story: want to ram someone down? try to take drugs first, and make sure you have an epilepsy as ‘Get Out of Jail’ card.

Posted by Antony on 21 September 2011 10:02 AM | newstalk

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Do you mean the driver had an epileptic fit?
Epilepsy is the disease/malady.
The verdict seems highly questionable to me.
Someone will surely appeal?
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 21 September 2011 1:36 PM.
Get my comment out of your spam prison will you!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 22 September 2011 12:50 AM.
Yes. And that was the "catch." Hence my last paragraph was correct.
Posted by Antony on 22 September 2011 10:28 AM.
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