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    (Original post by rolos12345)
    why did he just decide to stab the blonde blue eyed girl?

    pretty obvious this violent murdering racist has been detained under the mental health act just to cover up the true motives of the crime.
    What makes it obvious?
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    (Original post by rolos12345)
    why did he just decide to stab the blonde blue eyed girl?

    pretty obvious this violent murdering racist has been detained under the mental health act just to cover up the true motives of the crime.
    So it would've been better or not a problem if he'd stabbed anyone other than a white person?
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    He's been charged with murder
    http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/l...se.asp?ID=4448
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    (Original post by Kibalchich)
    He's been charged with murder
    http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/l...se.asp?ID=4448
    it will probably get reduced to manslaughter with diminished responsbility due to him probably pleading insanity
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    (Original post by regularposter)
    it will probably get reduced to manslaughter with diminished responsbility due to him probably pleading insanity
    That will depend on whether he is found to be unfit to stand trial.
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    (Original post by Kibalchich)
    That will depend on whether he is found to be unfit to stand trial.
    He has to face trial eventually

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    (Original post by ed-)
    He has to face trial eventually

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    Does he? That's not my understanding of how S.37/41 works, but I'm not a legal expert.
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    (Original post by Kibalchich)
    Does he? That's not my understanding of how S.37/41 works, but I'm not a legal expert.
    By 'has to' I mean inevitably will. He won't be deemed to mental to face trial forever...
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    (Original post by ed-)
    By 'has to' I mean inevitably will. He won't be deemed to mental to face trial forever...
    Yeah, you may be right. I'm not a legal expert on the MHA, its a very complicated bit of legislation. I think what the process might be is that he is likely to have been detained for mental health assessment at the moment. If the result of that assessment is that he is suffering from a mental health problem which means that he is unfit to stand trial for his crime, then a court will probably decide he goes to hospital instead of a prison sentence. If it is decided that his crime was as a result of his poor mental health, then I don't think he would go back to court after being detained on 37/41. I'm happy to be corrected if I have got any of this wrong.
 
 
 
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