An interesting case of manslaughter when Conrad Gray got 25 months for manslaughter. He has parole eligibility after just nine months, so seems a light sentence.
The manslaughter was he pushed the victim to the ground in an altercation and the victim hit his head on a pole and died of a brain bleed and skull fracture.
If one takes just the shove, then a light sentence is arguably appropriate but when you look at all the other circumstances, to me it seems light. They are:
- He left the unconscious victim alone
- He tried to create a fake alibi and lied to the Police
- He has 61 previous convictions and 34 sentences of imprisonment.
- The offence occurred while he was on bail
The previous offending and offending while on bail got an uplift of just three months. I would have thought 61 previous convictions would count for more than that.