Re: “Seven years in jail for man convicted in double stabbing” (The Leader, June 1).
What’s a guy got to do to be charged with attempted murder?
If chasing down two men and stabbing them a few times in the neck and chest is not attempting to kill them, what is?
And why are so many murder charges pleaded down to manslaughter? As a kid, we knew if we got caught stealing a car, we were looking at five years. Now they don’t even get charged, but you’ll still get thrown in the slammer if you try to cheat the tax man.
It makes me sick reading about all the violent crimes that go unpunished, pleaded down to nothing more than a fine and maybe being grounded for a few days (house arrest).
P. Metcalfe, Delta