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Started by bossab2 on 17-May-2017 13:26:38
Oxbridge Student gets away with stabbing - because it 'may affect their career'
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dottie30 - 17 May 2017 13:33:02 (#1 of 760)

'Gets away with it'?

How? She's been convicted.

Jacob_Richter - 17 May 2017 13:34:44 (#2 of 760)

One law for the rich eh ?

Yes.

Rendered - 17 May 2017 13:35:31 (#3 of 760)

How rich is she?

browserbutton - 17 May 2017 13:35:54 (#4 of 760)

She's an "extraordinary, able young lady" though.

Just a bit stabby and druggy is all.

RosyLovelady - 17 May 2017 13:36:00 (#5 of 760)

The judge thinks she's too clever to go to prison, but she hasn't been as clever as all that, as far as I can tell.

Moschops - 17 May 2017 13:37:01 (#6 of 760)

Oh I dunno, she's managed to avoid prison despite stabbing someone, that's pretty clever.

RosyLovelady - 17 May 2017 13:37:24 (#7 of 760)

GPWM, Mosch.

Rendered - 17 May 2017 13:37:31 (#8 of 760)

Did you never stab anyone when you were off your gourd back in the day, Rosers?

TRaney - 17 May 2017 13:38:49 (#9 of 760)

Although she's demonstrated skill with a blade she doesn't really sound like she should be enabled to follow her chosen profession.

Bonusy - 17 May 2017 13:38:57 (#10 of 760)

Woodward had become addicted to drugs

Isn't that going to have a substantial affect on the career of a doctor anyway?

RosyLovelady - 17 May 2017 13:39:18 (#11 of 760)

It never crossed my mind, Rendered. Perhaps that's where I went wrong.

dottie30 - 17 May 2017 13:39:22 (#12 of 760)

It's not unusual to get a non custodial for such an offence believe it or not. Even if you are poor, uneducated and male.

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/woman-stabbed-her-partner-in-the-chest-with-a-steak-knife-after-drunken-row/story-30015892-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/thornton-heath-man-repeatedly-beat-girlfriend/story-18354103-detail/story.html

Moschops - 17 May 2017 13:40:09 (#13 of 760)

Woodward had become addicted to drugs

Isn't that going to have a substantial affect on the career of a doctor anyway?



Maybe it's the only way she thinks she can guarantee supply

rgtstoppedcounting - 17 May 2017 13:41:16 (#14 of 760)

Bread knife?

Not an instinctive surgeon IMO.

HerrWalrus - 17 May 2017 13:41:41 (#15 of 760)

Very easy to let emotions rule your life at a young age. On one hand it's good to see leniency in the system; on the other hand would the same leniency be given toa youth from Peckham?

RosyLovelady - 17 May 2017 13:41:56 (#16 of 760)

As long as the same generosity of judicial spirit is extended to all stabbers and sundry, that should be fine.

HerrWalrus - 17 May 2017 13:42:42 (#17 of 760)

Ah well, Thornton Heath proves me wrong.

Jacob_Richter - 17 May 2017 13:48:16 (#18 of 760)

As long as the same generosity of judicial spirit is extended to all stabbers and sundry, that should be fine.

And who are off their face on booze and drugs.

Jacob_Richter - 17 May 2017 13:50:34 (#19 of 760)

Defence barrister James Sturman QC had argued it would be "almost impossible" for Woodward to become a surgeon once she had disclosed her conviction to employers.

Doesn't that negate the judge's logic with regards to sentencing then?

dottie30 - 17 May 2017 13:51:55 (#20 of 760)

would the same leniency be given toa youth from Peckham?



In certain circumstances yes. As my links show.

Doesn't that negate the judge's logic with regards to sentencing then?



The judge hasn't sentenced her. His comments relate to the fact that he was deferring sentencing (probably to get proper pre-sentence reports drawn up).

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