Home detention no punishment for Bunny Boiler

David Fisher

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How thick do you have to be?

A nice cushy 9  months home detention for blackmail, and she manages to get thrown in jail anyway:

A woman who blackmailed a Nelson man for $16,000 over an alleged affair has had a home detention sentence converted to a prison term after repeated breaches of her sentencing conditions including taking drugs.  

Jodie Maree Le Frantz, 34, unemployed, had admitted the charge of blackmail in a hearing on November 22.

Justice Alan McKenzie sentenced her to nine months home detention, but yesterday, in front of High Court Justice Ronald Young, the Crown applied to have that sentence cancelled and a new one imposed after at least nine breaches of the terms of her original sentence.

Excellent.

How many unemployed would think home detention a sentence anyway?  With satellite TV and the Internet, you’re basically having a 9 month holiday.

The sentence of home detention had been hard on her, as she was a mother of three children, he said.

Excuse me one moment while I reach for a tissue…

Hands up those of you who think none of her children have the same father?   Ah, I thought so.

Justice Young said it was apparent that Le Frantz had ignored a warning from Justice McKenzie that her sentence could be cancelled if she did not comply with its conditions.

She had failed to take advantage of the opportunity given to her by the sentence of home detention, with the relapse into drug use the most serious.

There was still six months and two weeks remaining of her original sentence.

Justice Young cancelled her original sentence and sentenced her to eight months in prison.

Going to be much harder on those kids now.

Hopefully a stint in the pokey is going to give a reality check that home detention really was something she should have been a little more grateful for.

 

Via: Nelson Mail


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