London Gay Pub Bomber David Copeland Has Sentence Increased

David_copelandDavid Copeland, who killed three people in 1999 when a nail bomb he had planted ripped through the gay Admiral Duncan pub in London’s Soho district, has had his sentence increased by a judge because of new legislation that allows for stricter sentencing guidelines.

Copeland, a neo-Nazi, placed bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho over the space of 13 days and injured 139 people in the blasts.

Copeland must now serve a minimum of 50 years, twenty more than his previous sentence, before he can be considered for parole and at that time will be under close watch.

Said Justice Burton: “When the defendant has served the minimum term, and if the parole board decides to direct his release, he will remain on licence for the rest of his life and may be recalled to prison at any time.”

Comments

  1. Rad says

    There is a lot to be said for the sensibility of Englands judicial system. Kudos to the judge for extending the sentence.

  2. Matt says

    I was not aware you could extend a sentence once it was given. While this crime was horrid, I think once a sentence is given that should be the sentence the person gets stuck with.

  3. Dr. Pat says

    Problem with increasing someone prison is the angrier he gets. The other thing is that when he does come out he will do pay back. I will not be around but hope to God that we protect the up and coming brotherhood.

  4. atheist says

    Dr Pat – this guttersnipe will be in his 70’s before being considered for release (assuming he lives that long); I think the up and coming brotherhood should be able to handle it, to say nothing of the parole board.