Oxford student who stabbed her BF appeals 10 month suspended sentence.

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Danny Dorito
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Lavinia Woodward, the Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend, is appealing her sentence, despite avoiding jail and being handed a 10 month suspended sentence.

The judge said that Woodward, who plans to become a surgeon, is "an extraordinarily able young lady" and sending her to prison would damage her career aspirations.

You can read the full story here.

Do you think she should appeal? Should she have been given a harsher sentence?
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Attempted murder?

Jail.

Doesn't matter what her aspirations are.

If she's dumb enough to do that, she's not 'an extraordinarily able young lady'.
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(Original post by DoritoEvie)
Attempted murder?

Jail.

Doesn't matter what her aspirations are.

If she's dumb enough to do that, she's not 'an extraordinarily able young lady'.
Theres no suggestion she attempted to kill him, so not attempted murder.

No need to take it out of context as he was referring to her academic potential.


She is pushing it though. Be interesting to know her grounds for appeal and expect it to be refused.
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surprised she is not seeking compensation for the emotional trauma of the case.
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Qwhite interesting ☕️
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I think the only thing she has to worry about is if her dad gets her the right colour Range Rover
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Can I just mention how great her boyfriend was? He got stabbed by her with a bloody bread knife but still somehow managed to stop her from killing herself.
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https://thetab.com/uk/warwick/2017/1...ight-out-24857

That might set the pattern for this other woman (above) who stabbed her boyfriend in the face, and received a suspended sentence. The judge did say that she was charming and clever, tho.

Of course, her defence was that the relationship was toxic and he was emotionally abusive. That's alright , then.
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I really don't see what possible grounds for appeal she could have. She already pleaded guilty to the crime, so there's no way the conviction will be overturned. And the sentence she got was literally the most lenient sentence possible for her category of crime, so there's little chance of convincing anyone that it ought to be reduced. Quite bizarre really.
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I guess all the attention she got last time wasn't so bad after all.
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Anybody who uses a knife on another person can kill that person. Offenders need to realize that using a knife will either harm or kill their intended victim. Seems to me she got off lightly, she could appeal but the Court has been lenient towards her based on her career aspirations and her good history at university
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I don't think the situation could really be made less hard for her seeing as the initial judgement was already one of the silliest possible. Bit of a pointless appeal really
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I hate the fact that if this sort of scenario had have been reversed, her boyfriend would have been given no leniency.
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White privilege at its finest!
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(Original post by Danny Dorito)
You can read the full story here.

Do you think she should appeal?
First of all she should go to a mental hospital.
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She should have absolutely given her more time on her sentence. There are members of this society who are at a disadvantage due to their ethnicity, social class, age, disability, whilst the police and justice systems are the ones who treat them in a brutal manner for smaller crimes, or for suspecting them due to unjust stereotypes. It’s so sad that people can just get away with actions like this whilst people are still being oppressed just because they weren’t born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
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(Original post by icequeenTM)
White privilege at its finest!
More likely the vagina pass. The sentencing gap between men and women is far larger than the gap between whites and non-whites, for example.

And that's even after we take into account the specific crimes, criminal history, etc.
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It’s funny how people are calling this white privilege yet ignoring the huge disparity in sentencing between men and women.
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Why on earth is she appealing? It should certainly have been a harsher sentence in the first place, I can't see it being reduced.

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Well, she has every right to appeal if she wants, but I think her good looks, gender, and social background helped her get such a lenient judgement in the first place.
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