I`m angry. REALLY angry. I`m sick of it all. I read today that Leon Elcock and Hamza Lyzai had been released six months and one year ago respectively, meaning they had both served around two years for the killing of Ekram Haque. Two years. Two fucking years.
Mr. Haque, a 67-year-old retired care worker was killed during a “happy slapping” attack as he left a mosque in Tooting, in front of his three-year-old granddaughter, Marian. CCTV showed them running away laughing after the attack. They were originally charged with murder, but guilty pleas to the lesser charges of manslaughter and assault causing actual bodily harm were accepted by prosecutors.Elcock was 16 at the time, Lysai 15. At the time of the killing, Elcock was on bail for an attack on a couple in their `70s, Jushbhai and Jasumati Patel. Mr.Patel was left with a heel mark on his chest.
On the night Mr.Haque was attacked, Lyzai injured a finger climbing a wall and went to St George’s Hospital, where it was amputated. Hospital CCTV footage showed them dancing and laughing as Mr.Haque lay in another ward, fighting for his life. Three fellow gang members went to see their friend, but when a nurse denied them admission a 12-year-old boy threatened to stab her.
Barrister Michael Wood, for Elcock — suspended from school after a violent attack on a teacher — said the defendant had written a note to the Haque family expressing remorse.
Nigel Lambert, for Lyzai, said his client had become involved in “a few short moments of madness”.
Oliver Blunt, representing a third gang member who could not be named, added: “They were young bored listless youths who sought entertainment in this extremely unpleasant and distorted fashion.”
They were bored, but now remorseful…..Is that supposed to make a difference?
The judge, Martin Stephens, said his powers of sentence in relation to the assaults were “very limited” because of the defendants’ ages, although he did lift restrictions on naming them as a warning to others “who may be tempted to indulge in such appalling behaviour”.
In August 2010, the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, decided not to refer the sentences to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient, `after a very careful review of the case`.
…and what makes it worse?
His family were`nt even told that the two snivelling, pieces of shit scumbags had been released…..
I quote the words of his daughter, Jasmine.
`“I didn’t go to court throughout the trial. I couldn’t face witnessing those two, sitting there as though they didn’t care, then witness the pathetic sentencing. People get longer in jail for tax evasion. Dad’s murder feels like yesterday. We are still in shock. We never believed the initial sentence was long enough. It’s not like they ever showed any remorse. …..“I feel incredibly let down by the justice system. Why should his killers be allowed to live alongside me and others after what they’ve done?`
Are they remorseful? Will they now be plagued with guilt and go on to live to lead more fruitful lives? Look at their eyes, will they bollocks.
The Haque family have been let down by the whole `justice` system.
Two Years ……Two fucking years.
I hate you all.
With every fibre of my body….I fucking hate you both.