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Should Lucy Letby have been allowed to miss her sentencing?

22 August 2023

3:45 AM

22 August 2023

3:45 AM

Until a few years ago I had never heard of a single case of a murderer declining to go into the dock to hear their sentence. I doubt whether any of them even realised that they had the choice.

Yet in recent years, the word seems to have spread and something of a fashion has developed for them to stay in their cells and refuse to enter the court-room.

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