Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Four-year-sentence for man who strangled woman to death during sex branded 'outrageous'

 Campaigners have branded a jail sentence of four years and eight months for a man who choked a woman to death during consensual sex as "outrageous" and "unduly lenient". 


Sam Pybus drank 24 bottled lagers in the hours before he applied “prolonged” pressure to Sophie Moss’s neck at her home in Darlington.

Judge Paul Watson QC, sentencing him at Teesside Crown Court, accepted the married defendant did not intend to kill and his remorse was genuine.

Campaigners from the group We Can't Consent to This, said on Tuesday they were "horrified" by the short sentence and called for a review by the attorney general into its leniency.

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