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Brooke Kinsella calls for longer sentences for domestic killers | Politics | News

Brooke Kinsella calls for longer sentences for domestic killers | Politics | News

[ad_1] Former EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella is urging the government to close a loophole that sees shorter sentences for murderers who use a weapon that was already at the scene. Kinsella, whose brother was stabbed to death, has already succesfully campaigner for harsher prison terms for knife murderers. She is now urging the government to look at the loophole that is robbing hundreds of families of justice when their loved ones are murdered at home. The government now says it is looking into removing a ten-year discrepancy in murder sentencing that experts have referred to it as one of the most significant “remaining open sores” within our justice system. Currently, a killer who murders their victim with a knife “taken to the scene with intent” will have a minimum sentenced of 25 years. The sentence was increased following a campaign from Ben Kinsella’s family after the 16-year-old was killed in north London in 2008 by three strangers. However, “Ben’s Law” does not include domestic killers who use weapons found at the scene of their crime. …