Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Brandon Muir Sentence

Robert Cunningham convicted of killing Brandon Muir earlier this month ( see this post) has been jailed in Glasgow today for 10 years.

Urging the judge to be careful when considering a critical social inquiry report on Cunningham as the social work department "were not a disinterested party in this case" Ian Duguid QC, told the judge that his client did not mean to harm Brandon.

In his statement Judge John Morris told Cunningham "Your assault upon him was sufficient to rupture his internal organs and must have caused him considerable pain."

"Such an act of wanton violence against an innocent child, aggravated as it was by your failure to obtain medical assistance for him knowing what you had done must be marked with a substantialprison sentence."

Full story Source The Herald 31 March 2009


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