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Two true murder stories. What's your immediate rea

  1. Fred_Gassitt

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    Two true murder stories - what's your immediate reaction? (If you know the full story behind these items, please hold your fire until we get a few replies.)

    Story 1.
    A Turkish immigrant, who had recently been convicted of a burglary shoots dead a young Australian male following a disagreement. He is found guilty and sentence to 15 years in prison. The Turkish immigrant is described as disaster waiting to happen. Some time before the killing, he bought a $3000 Belgian Browning handgun and was taking pot-shots at street signs. He had no job, limited education and poor English. He was mentally unstable and had what the court said was a "deprived background" in a poor Turkish village.

    Story 2.
    A drunken lout is staggering along a main road and tries to hail down a lift from a passing car. The driver refuses so the hangs on to the sunroof and is dragged along the road at low speed for 500 metres. The driver, fearing for his own safety, shoots the man who dies. The driver is convicted of murder and is sentenced to 15 years. An off-duty senior constable had seen the man ealier that night. He was him bare-chested and yelling shortly before he was murdered. The officer did not intervene even when the lout kicked his car. "I decided not to stop as I felt I didn't want to get into a confrontation with him because he appeared irrational," the officer said later.

    Both of these killings resulted in 15 years for the man who pulled the trigger. Does this mean that they are equally bad?


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