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Noisy housemates beware – Zhenghao Shen gets a suspended sentence

By johnboy - 17 April 2009 32

Last October those of us who’ve lived in share houses were enthralled by the tale of Zhenghao Shen who took to a housemate’s head with a chef’s knife when the noise of a late night gaming session got too much for him.

The ABC now reports that Chief Justice Higgins appears to have had some sympathy, handing down a 12 month suspended sentence with an 18 month good behaviour bond for recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

So when your housemate asks you to turn it down, give it some thought. Or they might go all Zhenghao on you.

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farnarkler 10:56 pm 19 Apr 09

People, have a read of the sentences given by the chief justice. They are an absolute laugh. All the defendants have to do is say they had a bad childhood and/or they’re on drugs and the chief justice gets all weepy eyed and lets them off with suspended sentences.

vg 8:40 pm 19 Apr 09

His alternative would be a continuation of no-one having responsibility for anything, ever

hey_you 7:11 pm 19 Apr 09

oops I meant farq – apologies

hey_you 7:10 pm 19 Apr 09

Farg – Can you please explain which parts of our judicial system you classify as medieval and what your proposal as alternative would be?

farq 6:53 pm 19 Apr 09

vg said :

So your opinion is based on what?

Zero I’d say

community expectations. sorry not all of us want to throw away the key.

vg 4:01 pm 19 Apr 09

So your opinion is based on what?

Zero I’d say

farq 3:49 pm 19 Apr 09

vg said :

To ask that question you’ve clearly never spent time in the said judicial system

and thank god for that, it’s a fcuking medieval system.

those of us outside the today tonight viewers don’t want a pound of flesh. just the outcome that causes the least harm.

vg 2:37 pm 19 Apr 09

“Who is frustrated?”

To ask that question you’ve clearly never spent time in the said judicial system

farq 11:27 am 19 Apr 09

johnboy said :

No matter how frustrated a judge might make you, it’s nothing to the terror of a politically vulnerable judiciary.

who is frustrated? only the ones with a mob mentality who deep down just want a return to public executions.

Deadmandrinking said :

Does the guys behavior sound a little like he might be mentally unstable? I mean, we’ve all wanted to stab our housemates before, but jeez, you’d really have to lose it. Coupled with what seems to be a first offense…could it be the case that he might be required to undergo counseling etc?

too true dmd (except I’ve never wanted to stab a housemate).

NickD 9:34 am 19 Apr 09

Poor judgments can be overturned by the appeals process. Politicians can’t arbitrarily sack judges (for any number of very good reasons; judicial independence is rather important in democracies) but they can be removed if they’re found to be incompetent.

Ian 8:39 am 19 Apr 09

Lucky for this woman, Zhenghao wasn’t her neighbour

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25350428-5017817,00.html

johnboy 11:57 pm 18 Apr 09

No matter how frustrated a judge might make you, it’s nothing to the terror of a politically vulnerable judiciary.

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