"What you did was beyond the comprehension of any civilized person."
- Judge Patricia DiMango
"I want to offer my deepest, humblest apology for the outcome of that night. I swear to God that is not what I intended to happen."
- Keith Phoenix, defendant
Two men in New York have been condemned to 37 years in prison, each, for beating two Ecuadorean brothers to death, when they mistook them for a gay couple, back in December 2008.
Firstly, it makes me embarrassed at how ludicrously lenient sentencing laws are in the UK, when compared to the US, particularly for a crime as heinous as this.
Secondly, it sounds to be very much like the men in question are a bit like the thief who got caught - i.e. not in the least bit sorry they stole, but awfully sorry they're going to prison.
For more on the story - read here.