A straight right to the victim, then a magnificent left to the bereaved.
Lady Leeona Dorrian, a civilised type of judge, fond of skiing and French wine, raised the odd eyebrow last year when she sentenced a woman to three years probation for kicking a grandmother to death in a row over a parking space.
The sentence caused outrage in Scotland. 30,000 people signed a petition condemning the sentence. The Crown appealed and the killer was sentenced to four years.
Judge Dorrian has been known to jail killers for as much as five years - if they're drunk drivers involved in a crash which kills their passenger.
The victim's husband had also been assaulted by the killer's partner.
“I was getting beaten until another man pulled him off me. Then I looked over and saw Ann slumped beside a fence at the side of the road.
“She was purple with bruises and I couldn’t find her pulse so I yelled, ‘You’ve killed my wife’. But he just sneered, ‘That’ll be right’ and walked away.”
Judge Dorrian deferred sentence on this charming chap for six months. The full majesty of the law has now descended. Judge Dorrian has 'admonished' him. After all, he hasn't beaten anyone up for six months that they know of.
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