Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What the?

Read this article - It's not murder, honestly! It's manslaughter, I didn't mean to stab her 216 times!

Are they going for the insanity plea or something? Cos that's definitely insane!

NB: I've just reread the article and it's been changed since when I first read it. The original wording that I read is:

"The man accused of the murder of Dunedin student Sophie Elliot has admitted killing her but denied murder.

Clayton Robert Weatherston pleaded "not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter" at the start of his trial for the murder of Sophie Elliott, in the High Court at Christchurch today.

Weatherson, 33, is accused of stabbing his 21-year-old girlfriend 216 times in an attack at her Dunedin home on January 9 last year."


Sharyn said...

He cut off her ear! HOW do you do that not on purpose? They are saying that she provoked him so he lost control, so it's not his fault. Is the world insane?

Snot Head said...

Oh my gosh! You don't unintentionally stab someone 216 times! Possibly one time. Maybe you are cooking and they run to give you a hug or some freak accident, but you do not accidentally walk into a knife 216 times. What does it matter if he was provoked? Control yourself man! You deserve prison at the very least. The world is insane.