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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5087286.stm

 

Two men have been jailed for life at the Old Bailey for the homophobic murder of gay barman Jody Dobrowski.

Unemployed Thomas Pickford, 26, and decorator Scott Walker, 33, admitted the killing at an earlier hearing.

 

Mr Dobrowski was walking across Clapham Common, south London, when he was beaten to death on 14 October 2005.

 

Prosecutors said Pickford and Walker had a "pre-meditated plan to attack a gay man". They were told they would serve a minimum of 28 years in prison.

 

Judge Brian Barker said the pair had only one intention when they went to the common - "homophobic thuggery".

 

Severely beaten

 

"It was Jody's tragic misfortune to cross your path. You subjected him to mindless abuse and showed him no mercy.

 

"In those few seconds you took from him the most precious possessions - his life and future."

 

Mr Dobrowski, an assistant manager at Bar Risa Jongleurs, in Camden, north London, was on his way home from a friend's house when he was attacked at about midnight.

 

This is unacceptable. We cannot accept this. No intelligent, healthy or reasonable society could

 

Jody Dobrowski's family

 

 

Killing is 'tip of the iceberg'

 

 

He was found unconscious but died later in hospital from head, neck and facial injuries.

 

He was beaten so severely his own family did not recognise him and he had to be identified by his fingerprints.

 

In a statement, his family thanked the police, medical staff, victim support groups, witnesses, the judge and prosecution team and all those who had ensured "justice was served".

 

"In a free and democratic society, Jody's murder was an outrage," they said.

 

"Jody was not the first man to be killed, or terrorised, or beaten, or humiliated for being homosexual - or for being perceived to be homosexual.

 

"Tragically, he will not be the last man to suffer the consequences of homophobia which is endemic in this society.

 

 

"This is unacceptable. We cannot accept this. No intelligent, healthy or reasonable society could."

 

 

Walker and Pickford showed Jody Dobrowski "no mercy"

 

Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said gay and lesbian people want to be able to live without the fear of homophobic abuse and attack.

 

"Sadly that isn't always possible," he told the BBC News website.

 

Both Walker and Pickford had been involved in an assault on another gay man in the area two weeks earlier, the court heard.

 

Walker had been on licence for assaulting and threatening to kill his own mother and had met Pickford at a charity-run hostel for ex-offenders.

 

 

After sentencing, police released details of the attack. Walker and Pickford crossed Mr Dobrowski's path on their return after a night of drinking.

 

"Following a brief exchange of words, Pickford threw punches at Mr Dobrowski," read the police statement. "Walker joined in the assault enthusiastically."

 

'Swollen pulp'

 

One witness who tried to intervene was warned off and told by one of the pair: "We don't like poofters here and that's why we can kill him if we want".

 

Officers arriving at the scene described Mr Dobrowski's face as "a bloody swollen pulp".

 

Mr Dobrowski, who was originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire, was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, where tests revealed he had a swollen brain, a broken nose and extensive bruising to his neck and spine as well as to his groin.

 

He was so badly injured that a pathologist was unable to say how many times he had been hit but identified 33 areas of injury to his head, face, ears and neck.

 

 

 

 

 

Fucking scum bags should never get out tbh.

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Fucking scum bags should never get out tbh.

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you and your fancy dan left wing theories, you want to try living in the real world mate ;)

 

Sound like nice blokes dont they?

 

Walker had been on licence for assaulting and threatening to kill his own mother and had met Pickford at a charity-run hostel for ex-offenders.

 

says it all in those two lines.

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Mow you see, this is exactly where my theory comes in play. For murder, as this, these should be beaten to death themselves. Would save us tax payers a fortune and it would save space in jail, to be used on other not quite as serious crimes.

 

Think we have no right to take a life and we'd be just as bad? fine, sentence them to a month inside a lions cage then.

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Mow you see, this is exactly where my theory comes in play.  For murder, as this, these should be beaten to death themselves.  Would save us tax payers a fortune and it would save space in jail, to be used on other not quite as serious crimes.

 

Think we have no right to take a life and we'd be just as bad? fine, sentence them to a month inside a lions cage then.

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I agree with the end result, but not the method.

 

When I heard about this, I was sure Leazes would be the first up on his high horse, bleating about gay rights and what chavs are doing to this country. Shocked and awed.

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The judge only hammered them because they killed a Queer,and they were white. The Racist Cunt

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There's probably something in what you're saying, but you're still a cunt.

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The judge only hammered them because they killed a Queer,and they were white. The Racist Cunt

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There's probably something in what you're saying, but you're still a cunt.

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They murdered someone and were told they have to serve a minimum of 28 years, that paedo who kidnapped a three year old bairn will serve a minimum of five years, that mans he'll probaly be out in three (not his first offence), one of my pals robs a bank and gets 10 (no one was hurt) and he's definitely going to do no less than six, the real paedos are the bastard judges imo, as consistent as NUFC.

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I don't think theres anyone who doesn't think the Paedo sentence was too lenient but I have no problem with this - they beat a stranger to death out of hatred and bigotry - I think that defines evil in every sense.

 

Then I read this: News Story in which the churches want exemption from the law to continue to use tax-payers money to preach the same hatred and bigotry shown by those murderers to children.

 

Once again - evil is the word.

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They should along with the sex offender be chemically castrated and put in a 5 by cell with a hole for a shit pot and a hatch to give them water and mouldy bread for life.

 

unfortunately i can forsee a life of HD television and laundered sheets.

 

The sentences will not get any longer until the amount of time judges can give can be extended by the people who decide the maximums. Its all well out of date, when raping a baby only gets you a matter of months in a place where you can socialise with others who share your hobby then its just fucking stupid. (excuse my language)

 

as for getting bummed in prison they would probably bend over on a regular basis for it as they wont see it a gay act but as sexual gratification.

 

Bring back the boats to Australia thats what i think, let them all run alone on an island doing what they do best living like animals. (of course Australia would not be suitable now but maybe this is why they are investigating mars.)

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