If you live in England and are attending medical school, you now have permission to stab your loved ones.
As crazy as this sounds, this is exactly what happened in a case involving Lavinia Woodward, 24.
According to reports, Woodward, who is studying to become a heart surgeon, took drugs, became erratic, and stabbed her boyfriend in the leg with a knife.
When her boyfriend tried to flee, she threw a laptop, a glass and a jar of jelly at him before cutting herself with the knife.
Woodward later admitted to hurting her boyfriend.
But it was the reason why she was let off that is most shocking. Judge Ian Pringle argued that he would reduce her sentence because of her outstanding potential.
“It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to would be a sentence which would be too severe,” the judge said.
Woodward will be sentenced on Sept. 25, but as it stands, she probably won’t face any punishment.
What kind of example does that set when students with “potential” came commit crimes and get away with it? This isn’t how the justice system works.
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