28 June, 2009

he got ten years.

Remember when this horrible thing happened to my family. Well there has been some excellent news.

Last week, Sara received a subpoena to be in court. My brother-in-law went with her for some moral support, and he landed up testifying as well, because, just as we thought, he used to do odd jobs for him around the house.

He was sentenced to ten years in jail! Such, such good news.

Like I said in that post, it’s so good to see things happening properly. We only hear about the negative stuff and how nothing works. But you know what, it does.

My brother-in-law spent the whole day at court. And he said that there were so many cases, just like Sara’s one, were the witnesses did no bother to pitch up, so the case was thrown out and the people let free. And we wonder why we have problems. So many people could not be bothered to get involved, to much of a hassle. Yes, going to court is a pain. But the country needs these people to go, to put these buggers away.

Yes the country is far from perfect, and we have many problems, but there are things and systems that do work.

Once again, this horrible thing that happened to us has proven to me that there is a whole lotta great things going on here.

11 comments:

Jeanette said...

Very glad he got sentenced!

jasmine said...

oh my gosh! that's so horrible what happened! i'm so glad that he was sentenced to ten years and that everyone is okay.

Kitty Cat said...

Actually I have to agree with you about the system working - remember I posted (I think?) about that lady stealing from our business? Well, we pressed charges, and I was so impressed with the police - they were here, then they sent detectives and an inspector who got all the evidence - and now she has been court-ordered to pay us back monthly or else go to jail. Justice was served for us too. It feels good, and I think the trick is, as you say, to show up, to help the system along.

Janet said...

Thank God that justice was served. It gives me a new faith our society!

Heather Nicole said...

10 years is great news! You all can feel a little safer knowing that guy is off the streets for a long time

Kirsty said...

Great news - and great attitude Hayley! x

Miller said...

It is great to see that things work. We just need to have a bit of faith and help where we can.

Thanks for posting and letting other know Hayley.

Thanks again for all you and Francios did to help the system work.

Pamela said...

Very good to hear when justice is done.

jacki janse van rensburg said...

that is great news!

Lynette said...

Justice has been done...I am so glad. I salute you for your great attitude!

Being Brazen said...

Glad to hear he got put behind bars.