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ELEVEN YEARS FOR MURDER

By Pete Moore On February 21st, 2020

A County Down man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the murder of Romanian fisherman Stefan Zait in Ardglass in May 2018.

Jason Carr, of Crew Hill Court in Ardglass pleaded guilty to murdering 45-year-old Mr Zait.

The 21-year-old also pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Zait two days before the murder and stealing a bottle of vodka from him.

On Friday, police said they welcomed the sentence handed to Carr.

Good for the police, but I don’t welcome the sentence. It is an insult, but life is cheap in left-liberal jurisdictions. Remove time served on remand, if any, then apply the usual formula. Carr might be out in four years, tops. He won’t be incarcerated for more than five and a half years.

No, it doesn’t matter if he is no longer a danger to anyone then. Punishment must fit the crime, and eleven years for murder is no punishment.

13 Responses to “ELEVEN YEARS FOR MURDER”

  1. If you are going to remove time served on remand then remove remand.

  2. You won’t hear any argument from me.
    This is a ridiculously short sentence for murder. Especially given just how much they chop off your sentence for so-called good behaviour.

  3. In normal sentencing sure there is 50/50 (with 50 spent in prison, and 50 spent on license). But this is a murder conviction. So instead of it being an 11 year sentence (5.5 in prison, 5.5 on license) it is likely a life sentence with a minimum of 11 in prison.

    The tariff does strike me as being very low.

  4. In normal sentencing sure there is 50/50 (with 50 spent in prison, and 50 spent on license). But this is a murder conviction. So instead of it being an 11 year sentence (5.5 in prison, 5.5 on license) it is likely a life sentence with a minimum of 11 in prison.

    The tariff does strike me as being very low.

  5. The sentence is a moral disgrace

  6. To be fair the more you dig down into the case the more reasons for such a low tariff appear. The perpetrator, Jason Carr, attacked Stefan Zait. He broke his jaw. A few days later a blood clot broke away from the injury and travelled to Mr Zait’s brain. It was the blood clot that killed him. Carr was arrested and plead guilty. So the nature of the killing (which could almost be manslaughter rather than murder) combined with the early guilty plea means the judge would go for a lower tariff.

  7. Perhaps I retract my earlier comment

    Punching somebody in the jaw does not sound like premeditated murder to me

    Every wrongful killing is not murder, and the legal codes are not the same over there

  8. This sentence should be appealed by the Attorney General. It’s a home-town verdict. If the Pole had murdered the native he would have got much longer than 11 years.

  9. Seamus.
    I was just reading up on this case myself. I briefly read about it in Pete’s link above and in the Daily mail, but I didn’t read about the blood clot, and I assumed he’d been attacked and murdered at home. I see what you mean, this could easily have been classed as manslaughter, as I don’t believe his attacker intended to murder him.

  10. This would not be the moral equivalent of stabbing the victim or shooting him

    many young men his age have punched somebody in the jaw

    11 years is a long time

    It was a wrongful act, but I’d not call it murder

  11. I tend to agree phantom reading more information on this case.
    I remember when I was younger, a guy was killed in a fight outside a nightclub. The guy actually hit is head when he fell during the scuffle. The guy he was fighting with was convicted of manslaughter.

  12. This man did worse than murder, he stole his vodka

  13. It might be a far better idea to lock the Judges up, rewrite the Laws, and start again?

    “Gang of 12 football hooligans who left a dad of three unable to talk or walk after a savage attack have all been freed from prison after serving just half their sentences.

    Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin, 47, was left permanently brain damaged after his head was stamped on in the 90 second unprovoked attack by some of the thugs who acted like a “pack of animals’’.

    Basildon Crown Court convicted 13 men for their part in the attack in March 2015 but Simon’s wife Nicole has revealed that all of the “monsters’’ are now back on the streets again.

    “It feels like a slap in the face,’’ said Nicole.

    “Every time I look at Simon, I can see the damage they caused him.

    “They are monsters. They didn’t give any consideration to what they were doing.

    “They didn’t care what impact they’d have on somebody else’s life and now it’s like ‘I’ve done my time. I can forget about this, now move on’.

    “We don’t have that luxury. We have to continue to fight every day.

    “They only served half their sentence but we’ll be carrying on now for as long as Simon lives with a life sentence.

    “He’s not going to all of a sudden improve, he’s not going to walk and talk. It just seems so unfair.’’

    Due to his horrific injuries Simon will never be able to hug Nicole or his daughter Emily ever again or tell them he loves them.

    Nicole said: “I hold onto the last memories of those moments.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/monsters-who-left-husband-brain-21548571