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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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Granny 9:49 am 07 Nov 08

Intent is a transient thing, and also situational.

I fantasised for weeks about killing the person who abused my child. It was like a recording that played over in my head again and again.

Who knows why somebody does or doesn’t take it that one step further?

In my case, he was male. I was physically weaker. He was also quite a good fighter. So I guess it would have had to be really calculated and really premeditated, and I am a creature of passion not revenge. My fury burns hot not cold. So when I am angry I can be terrifying even to grown men, like the kitten that chases the German Shepherd, but I doubt that I could have done him any real harm.

So that would have meant something covert and sneaky like poison or drugs which didn’t align with my fantasy, which was basically bashing him over the head with a big plank of 2 by 4. Who knows why that came to mind? He was so not likely to stand there and wait for me to hit him!


I don’t know to what extent having responsibility to the children influenced me or that I have been brought up to be a good girl and do the right thing. I am a bit of a black sheep anyway, and I often leap before I look.

But it was a very dark time in a very dark place:

Broken hearts
On the table
What’s on the menu tonight?
I want to scream
But I’m not able
You must be looking
For a fight

Silver spoons
In the kitchen
A wine so red
A moon so white
Satin sheets
In the bedroom
I won’t be sleeping there

So just keep doing what you please
I’m going to bring you to your knees

Paper dolls in the closet
Plastic laughter on the sky
Rusty tears in the attic
Stockings hanging out to dry
Fallen angels in the graveyard
Daisy chains to sacrifice
Bullets bleeding on the laundry
Phantoms burning on the ice

So just keep doing what you please
I’m going to bring you to your knees

Bandits smoking in a brothel
Russian roulette with a gun
Politicians in a pocket
Outlaws living on the run
Vampires swimming in the sewer
Wizards waiting on a sign
Devils dancing on the sofa
Heroes running out of time

So just keep doing what you please
I’m going to bring you to your knees

You’re on the menu tonight
You bet I’m looking for a fight
The priest will be the sacrifice
I’ll leave you burning on the ice

So just keep doing what you please
I’m going to bring you
I’m going to break you
I’m going to take you
To your knees

And that’s a promise ….


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