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Glen Porritt a free man

By johnboy - 7 August 2008 101

The ABC reports that Chief Justice Higgins has determined that Glen Porritt should serve no more prison time.

22 months is to be the custodial portion of a five year prison sentence for unlawful homicide:

    “The 24-year-old was found guilty of unlawful homicide earlier this year after admitting killing Nanette Porritt in her Chapman home in December 2005.

    Ms Porritt died after being stabbed and cut 57 times with a kitchen knife.”

There will be a good behaviour order.

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Glen Porritt a free man
tylersmayhem 12:57 pm 07 Aug 08

It does sound very much like it was an accident.

Ooop’s, I tripped with the kitchen knife…oh oh, I tripped again, and again, and again….

peterh 12:54 pm 07 Aug 08

MRB said :

peterh, he didn’t actually live there, he had moved out about 12 months prior. He went to visit apparently…

if there was an issue between them, going there would only make it worse.

(as has been proven)

but, if he had stopped at 2 or 3 stabs – he could have claimed he didn’t know what he was doing. mental illness, temporary insanity etc. 57, now, that is a definite sign that he knew exactly what he was doing, and kept on doing.

not a good outcome.

but not very surprising, considering the current state of the judiciary.

and they want him to come back to society?

what happens when a friend (if he has any left) or a lover has an argument with him?

I would be packing my bags and running like hell.

Skidbladnir 12:49 pm 07 Aug 08

Higgins: Keeping the laughter in Canberran manslaughter sentences.

Just how many manhours (total of Police investigation, DPP, Defence legal, Court, and Judicial) were put into the case, for how much detention?

harley 12:47 pm 07 Aug 08

does good behaviour bond == “don’t kill your mother again”?

MRB 12:43 pm 07 Aug 08

peterh, he didn’t actually live there, he had moved out about 12 months prior. He went to visit apparently…

Whatsup 12:34 pm 07 Aug 08

peterh you make loads of sense. There are loads of other choices that this man could have made apart from the one he did.

The guy killed someone, this is a very light sentence and tells the community that Murder or ‘Unlawful Homicide’ isn’t such a bad thing.

Swaggie 12:25 pm 07 Aug 08

Higgins is a disgrace – pure and simple.

jakez 12:24 pm 07 Aug 08

peterh said :

unlawful homicide? what is that? is there a lawful homicide?

homicide – the killing of one human being by another.

Yes there is lawful homicide. You are thinking of murder.

Has ‘manslaughter’ been rebadged as ‘unlawful homicide’ in the ACT? Or is unlawful homicide a new umbrella term that encompasses murder and manslaughter? I don’t remember coming across the term when I did criminal law…2 years ago.

peterh 12:00 pm 07 Aug 08

Duke said :

Get ready to flame me people, but after reading all the reports it sounded to me like Porritt was a good guy pushed too far by a psychotic mother. Product of his environment is Porritt.

regardless, he could have:

a) moved away from her
b) moved away from her and barred her calls
c) moved away from her, barred her calls and not told her where he was living

this would have solved his problem.
not, and let me make this clear,
d) stab her 57 times.

Tooks 11:58 am 07 Aug 08

Duke said :

Get ready to flame me people, but after reading all the reports it sounded to me like Porritt was a good guy pushed too far by a psychotic mother. Product of his environment is Porritt.

Your last sentence is very Yoda-like 😉

His mother may have been a nasty piece of work, but that doesn’t give him the right to stab her to death.

Thumper 11:58 am 07 Aug 08

True Duke,

but he could have shown some balls and simply walked out.

chaton 11:53 am 07 Aug 08

doesn’t change the fact that he killed someone. killing someone = jail. at least it did when I went to school, times seem to have changed.

Duke 11:51 am 07 Aug 08

Get ready to flame me people, but after reading all the reports it sounded to me like Porritt was a good guy pushed too far by a psychotic mother. Product of his environment is Porritt.

Tooks 11:47 am 07 Aug 08

“Justice” Higgins. I am speechless.

peterh 11:46 am 07 Aug 08

unlawful homicide? what is that? is there a lawful homicide?

looks like another case of a soft legal system. she died after being stabbed and cut 57 times?
who the hell wants to live near him?

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