Sunday, August 15, 2010

Community leaders stunned that abuser is released after serving full prison sentence

The NZ Herald reports:
Community leaders are outraged one of the people who put slain child Nia Glassie in a clothes dryer has been released from prison without warning
What I can't work out is why a warning is needed. Michael Pearson, who abused Nia Glassie, has served his full three year sentence. Community leaders got that warning when he was sentenced - that is, he`d be out in three years at the very longest. So why be "stunned" that he is released after serving that sentence in its entirety? Particularly as his one of his co-accused, Oriwa Kemp, got three years and four months jail - but was out in less than two years.

Perhaps community leaders should also be asking if he is to go back to his chaotic home environment.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get your post, Dave. He was an adult when he contributed to Nia's death, she was three years old. He had choices, she did not. She was three, he bullied a three year old innocent.

August 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Swimming said...

I don't get your comment... Yes,she was three - he got a little over three years in prison. Everyone who wanted to know, knew what his sentence was. So why the surprise and anger that he has been released after serving his full(and ridiculously short) sentence, given that it is unlawful to keep someone in prison for longer than their sentence?

August 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

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