Friday, June 06, 2014




British Facebook troll who wrote disgusting messages after teacher  was killed is jailed

A Facebook troll who posted sickening messages about the classroom killing of teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed for six weeks.

Jake Newsome, 21, wrote that a 15-year-old boy accused of murdering the school teacher  Maguire should have 'p***** on her too'.

He took to the social networking site three days after Mrs Maguire died was stabbed at Corpus Christi college in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on April 28.

He later admitted posting the messages to police, claiming he empathised with the 15-year-old charged with her murder because he identified with him.

Prosecutor Sandra White told Leeds Magistrates Court today: 'This message was posted to the Facebook social network on May 1 from Mr Newsome's phone.

'He wrote: "Personally, I'm glad that teacher got stabbed up. Feel sorry for the kid, he should've p***** on her too".

'Four minutes later a comment was posted saying,"That's not very nice", to which the defendant replied, "I think it is".'

Angry web users later began posting comments in response and Newsome was arrested. He told police he 'didn't think [the messages] were offensive', the court heard.

After Newsome admitted sending an offensive message at a previous hearing he was sentenced by District Judge David Kitson today.

Judge Kitson added: 'You clearly came from a troubled background. But this is so serious that nothing more than custodial sentence can suffice.'

Newsome, wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans, looked shocked at the decision and some of his friends sobbed in the public gallery as he was led away.

SOURCE

As it was a mere expression of opinion it is unlikely that the kid would have been prosecuted in the USA

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Six weeks in jail isn't much or of much use - six months in a psychiatric hospital might do more good.

Bird of Paradise said...

make the idiot write I'LL NEVER EVER WRITE NASTY PEICES OF MURDRED TEACHERS EVER AGAIN some 2000 times

Anonymous said...

Why can't they get serious about other crimes and stop handing down weak sentences?

Anonymous said...

Any reason why men with guns need to be involved? Why couldn't he have been banned from the page, or have his posts deleted? State thought control is more disturbing than what the punk was saying.

Go Away Bird said...

Sentence a person for the crimes they commited never mind all this pscyco-babble nonsense