In Australia, a man was sentenced to death in “the most extraordinary execution” the country had ever seen for a single offence, a court heard.
John Loyd, 49, was sentenced in Adelaide’s Supreme Court to die for the manslaughter of his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son after she failed to pick him up at school.
Justice Simon Williams found Loyd guilty of culpable homicide, murder and attempted murder and sentenced him to death.
Justice Williams said the couple were not strangers, but lived together in a home where they had a “deep-rooted” relationship.
“This was not a casual affair,” Justice Williams said.
“He was an extremely caring, caring father.”
The circumstances were not easy, but they were understandable.
“You know, you go out and there are people who need to be held accountable for what they do and how they treat people.”
It was a very serious crime, but it was also a very normal relationship.
“Justice Williams told the man Loyd’s “care and affection” had caused “great distress” to his family.
He said Loyd had “touched and comforted” his family in a “tense and challenging time”.”
I think that is what makes him so special,” he said.
Justice William said Linton Loyd was not an ordinary offender.”
I can assure you, there are not many who go to jail who are not ordinary offenders,” he told the court.”
They are not just ordinary criminals, they are ordinary criminals who have gone through a long period of life where they have had to deal with many difficult circumstances.
“These are people whose lives have been affected.”
Justice William added: “The most difficult part is that you have been a person of concern and the police are able to go and interview people who are witnesses to the offence.”
People are not going to be arrested and charged if they are not in a place of great distress and pain to the family and the community.
“The court heard Loyd met his girlfriend at the Adelaide Airport on March 7 last year and they had been together for six months before their relationship broke down.”
In that time, he has been involved in a number of relationships and he had a strong relationship with the child,” Justice William said.”[He] had a relationship with a number, he had been involved with them for a number years and he was a member of a very close community.
“She was an experienced mother, and they were a couple for a long time.”
Justice Simon said L Lloyd had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
“His diagnosis has not improved,” he added.
“As a result of the diagnosis he has had problems in the relationship.”
Mr Loyd told the ABC he was not prepared to be “put to death”.
“What I’m going to do is put a piece of paper in front of him and tell him ‘you’re going get a good sentence, don’t worry about me’,” he said in the interview.
“If it’s not as horrible as I’m imagining it could be, I’m not going in there and I’m prepared to accept a sentence of life imprisonment and a lot of other horrible things.”
What’s going to happen is he’s going in and I have got to do it.”‘
I’m ready for the worst’Justice Williams described the incident in the months leading up to Loyd killing the child as “absolutely awful”.”
The first time that he walked up to her she was in a stupor,” he described.”
And she was on the verge of faint.
“She said to him ‘I’m just going to fall asleep now’.”
“I’m not prepared for what’s going on in my mind at the time,” he continued.
“But he was the type of man who would say ‘yes, we can do it, we’ll get there’.”‘
This is the most incredible execution’Mr Linton said he did not feel guilty about killing his girlfriend.
“My mum was absolutely disgusted with me,” he admitted.
“There was nothing I could do.
I’m just really sorry.”‘
This was the most extraordinary’The case of the day: Annette Parnell, ABC News (Melbourne)Read moreHe also revealed that he had “been drinking heavily” at the airport when he was arrested.
“At that time I was a little bit under the influence and I had to go to the police station to get my licence and to have my ID taken,” he pleaded.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I was very intoxicated and I could barely control myself,” he recalled.””
I was so drunk I couldn’t control myself.”
“I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I was very intoxicated and I could barely control myself,” he recalled.
“We were sitting on the toilet and I was just completely confused and scared.”
Justice James Meehan found L Lloyd guilty of manslaughter and aggravated culpable