Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Third Strike murderer deserves LWOP

Third Strike murderer deserves LWOP

27th March 2018

Dylyn Davis is a violent thug with a long history of violence, including two “strike” offences. He has now pleaded guilty to his third strike – the brutal murder of a young woman whose only crime was to tell a friend she was frightened of him. He now faces the sentence of Life Without Parole (LWOP) under the three strikes regime. Whether he gets what he richly deserves depends on the intestinal fortitude of the Judge who will sentence him.

“This is the first case in which an offender’s third strike is murder, and the three strikes law requires this vermin to be sentenced to the ultimate penalty – Life without Parole” said Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar.

“In the six previous cases where murder was the second strike offence the Judges have, in our opinion, all shirked their duty and incorrectly used the “manifestly unjust” escape clause parliament provided for use only in truly exceptional cases, to avoid imposing the proper sentence. Will we see another spineless decision in this case? We certainly hope not” McVicar said.

“In as much as murders can be ‘worse’, this case is surely as bad as it can get. A young woman beaten and choked to death by a violent thug who later bragged about what he had done to his scumbag mates, and described his victim choking to death as she gargled on her own blood. Not only did he show no remorse, but was proud of what he had done.” said McVicar.

“Davis’s previous strikes are for wounding with intent to injure, for which he received a paltry 18 months - which the Sentencing Act automatically reduced to 9 months - and 28 and a half months for an aggravated robbery, which was his second strike. His claim to be remorseful at his first strike hearing was clearly rubbish; the only thing he was sorry for was getting caught. He has now gone on to commit the worst crime in the statute book, and he is surely a perfect candidate for the sternest penalty we have, Life which actually means life in prison to protect the public from him forever. This poor excuse for a human being deserves nothing more than to spend the rest of his life in a cage” McVicar said.

“We hope that Justice Sarah Katz will do her duty and put this scumbag away forever. We were impressed with her sentence of the brutal killers of little Moko Rangitoheriri – a sentence which we were pleasantly surprised to see was not reduced on appeal” said McVicar.

“Parliament has given the Judges the appropriate tool to deal with recidivist violent thugs who have demonstrated no willingness to reform. So far each of the Judges who have had the opportunity in murder cases has refused to make full use of that tool. We are hopeful that Justice Katz will be the first Judge who actually imposes the sentence parliament intended to be imposed on an offender like Davis” ENDS

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/102616947/Guilty-plea-to-Hamilton-murder?cid=app-iPhone


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday].

Housing Minister Phil Twyford's office said he would not be commenting on Mr Barclay's resignation as it was an employment matter. Last month, Mr Twyford confirmed that Mr Barclay had not been at work for a number of weeks. More>>

 

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>

ALSO:

DHBs "Prepared": Junior Doctors Strike Again

The needs of acute patients will be met during tomorrow's junior doctor strike, a DHB spokesperson says... Almost 3000 junior doctors are expected to walk off the job, which will affect all DHBs apart from West Coast District Health Board. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Report: Complaints About Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha

The Authority has found that DC Haumaha acted improperly by approaching staff and others to provide information to support him to refute the allegations about his 2016 conduct, or solicited other staff to do so on his behalf... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels