UK has a stabbing epidemic so why is Darren Pencille such current news headlines, and why a min of 28 years when most?
UK murderers are out in half a 21 year sentence?
Is it because it was on a train and not in a London suburb so the media promoted the story?
- Anonymous6 months agoFavorite Answer
The victim was a father with his teenage son, not another gang member.
It is newsworthy when a father is butchered on a train by a psychopath, the daily stabbing in ghettoes is down played by the media because of the uncomfortable fact that almost every killer is part of a certain demographic, just like the train killer was.
The media are reluctant to report on the lawless cities because people might question the ‘enrichment’ story they are always pedalling.
- InLv 76 months ago
Pencille, a violent felon with a long criminal record, was sentenced to not less than 28 years for stabbing Pomeroy 18 times in front of his 14 year old son.
"Lee Pomeroy was travelling with his 14-year-old son when he was "savagely" stabbed 18 times by Darren Pencille on the Guildford to London service.
Mr Pomeroy died with his son next to him at Horsley station on 4 January, the day before his 52nd birthday.
Pencille killed the father-of-one when a "chance encounter" escalated into a frenzied and fatal attack, the court heard.
He first stabbed the IT consultant in the neck, then inflicted 17 more injuries in the 20 seconds that followed."
"Mr Pomeroy and his son got into the same carriage as Pencille at London Road, Guildford, and made their way down the aisle before the row started.
Jurors heard they may have been blocking Pencille's way, prompting him to make the remark: "Ignorance is bliss."
The row escalated into swearing as Mr Pomeroy demanded an apology, but then Pencille produced a knife and stabbed him in the neck, cutting through the jugular vein.
The court heard Pencille, who declined to give evidence during his trial, had 14 previous convictions for 19 different offences over a 19-year period, including possession of offensive weapons, violence and dishonesty.
In 2010, he had stabbed a flatmate in the neck over a minor disagreement."Source(s): https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48967618
- JASONLv 56 months ago
He seems to be mentally ill. People like this shouldn't be free to walk about in public.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Maybe it's because the victim was white
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- 6 months ago
The starting point for knife murder these days is thirty years so this savage got off light.
Your info is outdated.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Something tells me you're either confused, upset (and mixed up between a 'life sentence' - and one without a 'minimum') - or think Mr. Pencille will actually serve - as the Daily Mail would usually sneer 'EIGHT years!!'
In sentencing, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb ordered Pencille serve a minimum of 28 years behind bars. That's not 'fourteen', or even 'seven' - but twenty eight...which means he'll be in his early sixties.
Unless he either dies, or gets killed.
That's the MINIMUM - and after his 28 years, the press will tell us about his crime, just as they told us about Myra Hindleys crimes as she thought parole was 'around the corner' in 1987 after a 'full confession' admitting her involvement in all murders. It didn't work, and she died in 2002.
I'm sure many will be pleased - he was imprisoned, and not sent to a 'hospital'
- Bomber DaytonLv 76 months ago
It seemed to me a typical sentence for a stabbing. It appears that pencille started the row, he stabbed his victim a lot to make sure he died.
- BiffLv 76 months ago
As you suggest, the murder was more newsworthy because it happened on a train in one of the "leafy suburbs" outside of Greater London. The prison term was probably greater because the victim was a middle-aged white man instead of somebody of the same ethnicity and of a similar age to the murderer. I'm wondering why he wasn't sent to Broadmoor for an indefinite term for manslaughter if his mental illness was a factor in the crime.