Milly Dowler killer wins payout

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The serial killer who murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has been awarded a £4,500 payout after being assaulted in prison.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it is "hugely disappointed" by the judge's decision.

Levi Bellfield was attacked by a fellow prisoner with a makeshift weapon in 2009 at Wakefield Prison before he went on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Milly.

He is believed to have suffered minor injuries but launched legal action claiming that prison staff should have protected him, the Daily Mirror reported.

Lawyers on behalf of the MoJ fought against his case for three years but they were forced to admit full liability at Durham County Court on Wednesday, the newspaper added.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "We are hugely disappointed that Levi Bellfield was awarded £4,500 by a judge following an assault by a prisoner in 2009 at HMP Wakefield."

Labour MP Ian Austin, a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, told the Daily Mirror : "This is a complete and utter disgrace. Every right-thinking person will agree this is distasteful and wrong."

Former nightclub bouncer Bellfield is serving a double whole-life term having been convicted of the murder of Walton-on-Thames schoolgirl Milly while already serving a whole-life term for the murders of Amelie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy.

Milly was snatched from the street on her way home in March 2002.

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7:45am Fri 4 Apr 14

collos25 says...

Unbelievable lets hope he never gets chance to spend it or maybe perhaps the parents of Milly can claim this money from this vermin
Unbelievable lets hope he never gets chance to spend it or maybe perhaps the parents of Milly can claim this money from this vermin collos25
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9:01am Fri 4 Apr 14

60plus says...

It's a pity they did not kill him he's the scum of the earth.Milly's parents should sue him for loss of life.
It's a pity they did not kill him he's the scum of the earth.Milly's parents should sue him for loss of life. 60plus
  • Score: 8

9:10am Fri 4 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Just shows what a great system we have in this country.
He was assulted by someone who is a scumbag like him.
Tell me why we did not put him to death. People could buy tickets to get rid of this type of scumbag.
Just shows what a great system we have in this country. He was assulted by someone who is a scumbag like him. Tell me why we did not put him to death. People could buy tickets to get rid of this type of scumbag. cosmick
  • Score: 5

9:39am Fri 4 Apr 14

johanuk says...

This is just total madness!.......it is bad enough taxpayers have to care for scum like this, feed them and keep them warm............but if at any time someone slaps him, he then sues the prison system?!!!!!!.......
.....I wish there would be a referendum on capital punishment for evil killers like this.........i know which way i would vote!!!!!!!
This is just total madness!.......it is bad enough taxpayers have to care for scum like this, feed them and keep them warm............but if at any time someone slaps him, he then sues the prison system?!!!!!!....... .....I wish there would be a referendum on capital punishment for evil killers like this.........i know which way i would vote!!!!!!! johanuk
  • Score: 5

3:30pm Fri 4 Apr 14

welshmen says...

cosmick wrote:
Just shows what a great system we have in this country.
He was assulted by someone who is a scumbag like him.
Tell me why we did not put him to death. People could buy tickets to get rid of this type of scumbag.
If the British National Party were in power at that time he would have hung and all like him....
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Just shows what a great system we have in this country. He was assulted by someone who is a scumbag like him. Tell me why we did not put him to death. People could buy tickets to get rid of this type of scumbag.[/p][/quote]If the British National Party were in power at that time he would have hung and all like him.... welshmen
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9:55pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Rickoe says...

The problem with capital punishment is that it's all over too quickly. The likes of Bellfield should be made to suffer excruciating pain for the rest of their natural life.

Further, if you follow the lives of all these sadistic killers, almost all of them have one thing in common: an absent or very weak or abusive father; and either a formidable, domineering, matriarch of a mother, or one who is deeply religious – as in the case of the most prolific serial killers, eg Hitler and Stalin.

The cruellest killers are the sadistic-psychopaths who typically start killing at an early age, often after practising on non-human animals such as puppies and kittens first. In most cases, the literature shows that their mothers knew exactly what sort of scum they had spawned. But in every case, the mothers encouraged their evil offspring to become still more evil.

This behaviour, where the monstrous mother uses her son as a proxy for her own hatred of humankind goes back to the famous story of Beowulf. In this story, Beowulf first has to defeat the monstrous Grendel, then the hero has to defeat Grendel’s mother who is even more terrible than her son.
The problem with capital punishment is that it's all over too quickly. The likes of Bellfield should be made to suffer excruciating pain for the rest of their natural life. Further, if you follow the lives of all these sadistic killers, almost all of them have one thing in common: an absent or very weak or abusive father; and either a formidable, domineering, matriarch of a mother, or one who is deeply religious – as in the case of the most prolific serial killers, eg Hitler and Stalin. The cruellest killers are the sadistic-psychopaths who typically start killing at an early age, often after practising on non-human animals such as puppies and kittens first. In most cases, the literature shows that their mothers knew exactly what sort of scum they had spawned. But in every case, the mothers encouraged their evil offspring to become still more evil. This behaviour, where the monstrous mother uses her son as a proxy for her own hatred of humankind goes back to the famous story of Beowulf. In this story, Beowulf first has to defeat the monstrous Grendel, then the hero has to defeat Grendel’s mother who is even more terrible than her son. Rickoe
  • Score: 1
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