Another tale of a sad wasted life from the Supreme Court.
This time it’s one Kurt Drayton long of drug use, and burglary convictions this time up on a slew of charges including arson.
Justice Burns has noted the ongoing menace to society Mr Drayton represents:
I note that Mr Sutton says that your levels of cognitive and other functioning do not explain your antisocial behaviour which is the result of your psychological development history. Mr Sutton says that you are incapable of safe independent functioning in the community. Your levels of intellectual and memory function lessen any degree of internally motivated rehabilitation capacity. Any rehabilitation and behavioural
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changes will require external structures to be put in place. I accept that to some degree your low level of intellectual functioning reduces your ability to effectively address criminogenic facts such as drug abuse, but it does not fully explain or excuse your behaviour. The level of your intellectual functioning makes it difficult for you to engage in meaningful rehabilitation, making you an ongoing risk to the community.
And then makes him eligible for parole on 6 March 2015.