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November 5, 2004 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Updating this mefi story here where a set of extremely abusive parents who abused their children into their teens were sentenced to only 9 months prison. A judge now deems that sentence "demonstrably unfit" and resentences the mother and father to 5 and 4 years in jail, respectively. Thanks to t r a c y for the update.
posted by shepd (4 comments total)

I don't support the death penalty by any means, but, well, you know... if.....
posted by xmutex at 12:21 PM on November 5, 2004

It's still not enough. I consider this a complete failure of our judicial system.
posted by Evstar at 1:15 PM on November 5, 2004

I don't know how this case would have been sentenced in the U.S., because sentencing laws have always seemed a bit of a muck to me...but damn, even the upgraded jail sentences of 4 and 5 years hardly seems like enough.

There are some crimes that make me wish that public flogging was an option.
posted by dejah420 at 2:16 PM on November 5, 2004

There are times it's nice that judges have such huge power. Most of the time it's scary, though.
posted by davebug at 4:18 PM on November 5, 2004

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