6 months for an ‘appalling’ crime, I thought? Can’t be that appalling. But read on and if you have a stomach for abuse and cruelty, you will have to agree that the abuse the woman suffered was truly appalling. Am I the only one to think that six months imprisonment is a joke in light of the circumstances?
I was wondering… What if the same man had inflicted the same violence to a by-stander — man or woman — on the street, in a club, or on a bike path? Regardless of the fact that such violence all in one dose would likely have killed the recipient; do you think the man would have gotten away with 6 months imprisonment had the victim not been his wife? So what are the attenuating circumstances? He knew the woman? She thought it was okay? She tolerated it? He managed not to kill her?
And then what? Will 6 months in jail turn him into a respectful man or a loving husband? Will the woman be better off once her husband returns after 6 months in jail?
So many questions. So little time.