Our thanks to Sue for this. The end of the piece:
Mr Pottinger [prosecutor] added: ‘There was a clear intention to cause more injury than he sustained because there were a number of blows that did not connect with any real force.’
Williams’ lawyer Mr Dan Darnbrough said: ‘She deeply regrets her actions. It will be her first custodial sentence and she is terrified.
‘Sometimes she drank to excess and took cannabis and says her anti-depressant tablets turned her into a zombie.’ [J4MB translation: She can’t be held accountable for her actions because vagina.]
Both women were given a 10-year restraining order against Mr Liddell and forbidden from contacting him by Judge Lamb.
He said: ‘There is no dispute this is a Category One offence.
‘Save for motherhood there’s little in mitigation for these defendants for me to take a different course.’
Could someone please explain to me why these violent women being mothers should be a ‘mitigation’? Wouldn’t their children be better off being looked after by less dysfunctional people?
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