This Fat Woman That Ran Over And Killed A JOgger Claims She's Too Fat For Prison And She Has A Point
Metro- The lawyer of a woman found guilty of causing the death of a jogger by driving dangerously pleaded with the judge to spare his client prison because she is ‘too overweight’.
Linda Jenns, 49, hit and killed 45-year-old Paul Stinton after running a red light in Ashford, Kent, in January last year.
But Jenns’ lawyer pleaded with the judge at Canterbury Crown Court to spare his 30st client jail, saying that she is ‘grossly overweight’ and would find a prison sentence ‘extraordinarily difficult’.
‘As it is she is grossly overweight, morbidly obese and since the incident has put on even more weight,’ Ian Bridge told Judge Heather Norton, Kent Online reports.
‘She is a person for whom a prison sentence would be extraordinarily difficult and I don’t think I exaggerate when I say she might not get through it.’
I am not going to sit here and say that disgustingly fat people are exempt from the same punishments as everyone else. The fact that this woman can't control her diet or get out her arm chair without a crane isn't a reason that she avoid a prison sentence. However, as sad as it is, her lawyer has a pretty good point, no? Not only is this bitch too fat for prison, she's too fat for just about anything. I'm still trying to work out the physics on how she squeezed all that loose, abhorrent flesh behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. I imagine it was eerily reminiscent of the process of packaging cookie dough or casing sausage. Regardless, It's not unprecedented for obese people to be denied the same process as normal sized people. You're too fat on a plane? Buy 2 tickets. Too fat for a theme park ride? Sit this one out. I'm not saying that it seems right, but it has been done before. I guess if you have to miss out on certain luxuries then it makes sense to use that same logic to try to make yourself immune to jail time. Especially when jails are already dealing with overcrowding as is.
Honestly, I don't know what the right course of action is. My gut instinct is take her to the zoo and feed the animals. It's not like harvesting her oversized organs is gonna help anyone live more than 5 extra minutes. Putting someone who barely moves during their daily life in a cramped little room for a few years isn't that much of a punishment. She's basically spent the last decade in her living room imprisoned by the metaphorical restraints of her cheese dog diet. I'm not sure there is a crime out there that repulsive enough to earn someone a lifetime of this woman's company. There are serial rapists that would rather spend 25 to life with Robert Durst instead of 24 hours with this whale of a human. If you have nothing to live for and your such a drain on society that even locking you in a room is an inconvenience for everyone involved than I think you should just be put to death. But hey, at least it's not prison, right?