The old saying goes as well today as when it was first created:- Life is short, and then we die.
Toddler Peter Connelly had a short life, shorter by a great deal than most, and it was a life filled with pain, agony and the receipt of a battering which is incomprehensible to any who have been acclimatised even to a veneer of civilisation.
His listed injuries included
Eight broken ribs
Missing fingernails and toenails
Ulcerated infected wounds to his scalp (probably from infected bites)
Bruises all over his body
Injuries to the inside of his mouth
His left earlobe had been torn.
But they were only the physical symptoms. Can one even imagine the mental torment he suffered when this tiny child was ferociously assaulted by a paedophile and his perverted brother?
But I write today of one woman who was imprisoned, and one who got clean away. The mother, drink and drug-raddled, stood by and let this terrible thing happen, and today we learn that she has been denied parole, after being recalled to prison for other offences. The other specimen, who should not be even counted as a member of the human race, walked away with £680,000.00 for unfair dismissal!