Let's see. hmmm. A gay teen was killed in the UK by having tanning oil poured on him and then set afire. So we are gonna worry about the killer and only give him 3 1/2 years for the murder because the killer was deeply and significantly affected by what he has done and the tragic consequences that ensued.
So, just go out and kill someone and then start crying and saying how tragic. It wasn't a hate crime, yeah right. Let's just bully him and maybe we can get 3 1/2 years. No problem.
Britain's laws are getting just like Florida.
A young British man has been convicted of manslaughter after killing a gay teen by setting him on fire.
The BBC reports that 20-year-old Jordan Sheard has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for the death of Steven Simpson after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges. Simpson, 18, died one day after sustaining "significant burns" in June 2012, according to the report.
Simpson had Asperger's syndrome, a speech impairment and epilepsy, the Yorkshire Post noted. The teen had reportedly been dared to strip down to his underpants before being doused in tanning oil, after which Sheard set him aflame at the party. Other reports said that anti-gay messages, including "gay boy" and "I love d*ck," had been found scrawled across Simpson's body.