Our thanks to Nick for this. Extracts:
A top University of Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend could be spared jail because she’s so clever and it would damage her career.
Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward, 24, met the man on Tinder but then punched and swiped at him with a bread knife during a drink-and-drug fuelled row.
She then stabbed the Cambridge-educated boyfriend in the leg before hurling a laptop, glass and a jam jar at him at iconic Christ Church college, Oxford…
Judge [Ian] Pringle said jailing her could be unfair – because it could affect her career…
Defending, James Sturman QC said his drug addict client’s dreams of becoming a surgeon were “almost impossible” as her conviction would have to disclosed.
But he claimed Christ Church will allow her to return to the college in October.
Woodward had a “very troubled life” and had been abused by another ex, Mr Sturman said.
Woodward will be sentenced on September 25 and was slapped with a restraining order, told to stay drug-free and not to re-offend.
The judge told her to ‘stay drug-free and not to re-offend’. We’ve seen how well that works in other cases involving women, some of whom have been convicted dozens of times for violent assaults – sometimes on policemen – without serving custodial sentences.
As for the claim that she’d been abused by another ex, two questions spring to mind. Firstly, was the claim substantiated – i.e. was her ex-partner convicted for the crime? – or was it just one of countless false claims made by female criminals to escape justice in the courts of relentlessly gynocentric judges? Secondly, is abuse by a former partner a mitigating circumstance for stabbing a new partner? Only for women abused by men, we can safely assume.
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