..except he will only in fact do 16 years.
Which is long enough given he is only 16 years old at the moment, but then why call it "life"?
This sentencing brings to and end a story which started almost a year ago in a killing that left the Bush, which is sadly no stranger to youths killing each other, stunned.
It was something about the fact that Craig Brown was killed while unloading christmas shopping and also probably that time of year that brought the full horror of it home.
It makes this forthcoming visit to "meet the sentencers" who deal with the local gangsters who run around shooting and stabbing each other and innocent bystanders in the Bush all the more interesting. I will report back after the meeting. Any questions you'd like asked?