Deanha Neely, 32, drug addict of no fixed abode, killed Derek Taylor, 71, with a hammer and axe, then stole £7,500 from his bank account to go on a spending spree. Charged and convicted of manslaughter, rather than murder, because of her ‘loss of control’, just 12 years in jail.

Our thanks to Stu for this. You have to ask, if person A kills person B with a hammer and axe, isn’t ‘a loss of control’ to be taken for granted? I would assume if the genders were reversed, the man would have been charged with. and convicted of, murder – with the far longer prison sentence that would entail. Neely will be 44 at the most when she’s released, with a reasonable expectation of a further 40+ years of life expectancy.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Slowcoach

    Guilty of loss of control?

    Ok, that’s understandable then.

    For a moment there I’d jumped to the conclusion it might be murder.
    But all’s well that ends well.

    • Mike Buchanan

      Presumably the same loss of control that led to her stealing £7,500 of his money without reporting he was dead.