As part of the Governments early release scheme to make space in our prisons to allow even more convicted criminals to be incarcerated, therefore protecting the public, the decision was made to release non-violent prisoners before their sentences were complete. Complete in so much that they qualify for release as opposed to completing the length of the sentence, we all know this never happens.
Andrew Mournian was convicted for a violent assault offence and duly received a period of imprisonment. He was released early under the early release scheme.
He then went on to murder the same victim. Yes that’s right. He had a custodial sentence for assault, was released early as part of the scheme and then went on to murder the same victim.
He was released early for assault on Amanda Murphy and had a history of domestic violence and whilst on early release he murdered her.
Exactly what does the term non-violent prisoner mean ?
Exactly what type of non-violent offence does the early release scheme cover ?
This man, a man with previous for violence, violence towards the victim, was released for an offence of violence against the victim and whilst on early release murders the same victim.
The Judge stated that this may have happened anyway but, and it is a really big but, his early release helped this to happen. He was given a life (14 years) sentence at Leeds Crown Court, to protect the public no doubt.
The Judge denies a link and the politicians fail to accept their responsibilities for providing the opportunity for this to happen.
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