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GUEST,Bob Murder/Manslaughter-Amanda Knox acquitted(3-Oct11) (184* d) BS: Cold-blooded murder or Manslaughter ? 17 Apr 07

Excellent programme on British television tonight looking at the case of Brian Blackwell, a 19-year-old student who stabbed his parents to death in 2004 before jetting off on a luxury holiday with his girlfriend.

He was jailed after admitting to manslaughter with diminished responsibility, on the grounds that he was suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder.

He claimed he just lost it. He stabbed his father 34 times after caving his head in with a hammer, his father was 72.

He hit his mother on the head with the hammer and then stabbed her 22 times.

We got off with a charge of manslaughter ! Sounds like murder to me. He achieved his goal of inheriting their money and the programme said he will be out in five years.

Does this sound like justice to you ?

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