Friday, 22 January 2010

My son, always right in front of me

He is such a good lad. I miss him and his mum when i am at work

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Edlington attacks: Judge's comments - Telegraph

Published: 4:23PM GMT 22 Jan 2010

Mr Justice Keith told them: “The bottom line for the two of you is that I'm sure you both pose a very high risk of serious harm to others.”

He said the boys had chosen their victims because of their vulnerability.

Addressing the older brother, he said: “You wanted to assert your dominance over them by the use of aggression, extreme violence and sexual degradation and inflicting pain in order to gain a sense of power and control over their lives.”

The younger boy had controlled the victims by “domination, degradation and inflicting pain for the purpose of your own emotional pleasure”.

"Your crimes are truly exceptional, and how other children of your age have been dealt with affords little guidance about what would be appropriate for you," he said.

Describing the effect of the attack on the victims, the judge said: "Their physical and emotional scars will live with them for a long time to come.

“Their relationship with each other has been seriously affected and their parents have been left with a strong sense of guilt, which they didn't begin to deserve, about whether they could have done more to protect their boys."

Part of the attack was filmed by one of the brothers on a mobile phone.

The judge said: “By recording parts of what you did on a mobile, you made at least some of this an example of happy slapping.”

However he noted: "There was an atmosphere of violence at home. You were never taught what the proper boundaries were, and your bad behaviour was never confronted within the family.

"It is not for me to apportion blame, though I do know that criticism has been levelled against social services and various child protection agencies for not intervening earlier. "

Referring to the victims' families, he added: “I want them to know that I've taken into account the devastating effect that all of this has had on their lives and the lives of their boys.

“I have no doubt that they would have preferred to see (the two brothers) locked up for very much longer and I know that nothing can compare to the trauma the boys went through, but I hope they appreciate that five years is the very least they will serve.”

This was a disturbing case, and now that sentence has been passed it will no doubt raise questions over how it ever could of happened and WHY?

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Friday, 15 January 2010

The wake up call

As a parent. I am used to the occasional sickness bug that can afflict
my Son. This was different- it was like something out the exorcist!

It always amazes me how no matter how big the bowl in front of the
child - they always miss it!

Add to the mix this morning that my leg is extremely painfull along
with severe toothache it will be a miracle if I get anymore sleep
tonight.

Take care.

Lee Martin
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