Young killer fails to cut 26-year jail term

Essex County Standard: Jack Hummerstone Jack Hummerstone

A TEENAGER who appealed against his 26-year prison sentence for the brutal murder of a musician in Colchester was told he deserved every day of it.

Jack Hummerstone, 19, stabbed Thomas Brittain, 26, at least nine times after kicking his way into his flat, in Parkside Quarter, in March last year.

In September last year, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 26 years, at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Yesterday, his appeal against the length of his sentence was heard, but he was told by three top judges he deserved everything he got for the “extremely serious” killing.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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8:29am Fri 28 Mar 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

JUSTICE !!
JUSTICE !! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 16

9:29am Fri 28 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

About time, a sentence should be the length given not shortened in any way!
About time, a sentence should be the length given not shortened in any way! totallyfootball
  • Score: 20

9:52am Fri 28 Mar 14

The King of Colchester says...

They should have added 10 years for his appeal, the cheeky sod!
They should have added 10 years for his appeal, the cheeky sod! The King of Colchester
  • Score: 24

10:57am Fri 28 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

Piece of scum.
Piece of scum. Ontheball
  • Score: 20

11:35am Fri 28 Mar 14

HARRY438 says...

Ontheball wrote:
Piece of scum.
+1
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Piece of scum.[/p][/quote]+1 HARRY438
  • Score: 18

4:45pm Fri 28 Mar 14

ddrury says...

Ontheball wrote:
Piece of scum.
+2
KILLERS ARE EVIL - Should get life!
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Piece of scum.[/p][/quote]+2 KILLERS ARE EVIL - Should get life! ddrury
  • Score: 4

5:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Scoot says...

1. For this type of pre-meditated murder the Death Penalty should be brought back. He took away someones life so he should pay for it with his own. Stuff the lilly livered lefties who think serving time and therapy is justice, and the laid back Europeans.
2. If it doesn't come back then if you are male and commit a crime like this you should be castrated and if female steralised. This little toe rag will be out when he's 45, free to produce more little scr+@*s like him.
1. For this type of pre-meditated murder the Death Penalty should be brought back. He took away someones life so he should pay for it with his own. Stuff the lilly livered lefties who think serving time and therapy is justice, and the laid back Europeans. 2. If it doesn't come back then if you are male and commit a crime like this you should be castrated and if female steralised. This little toe rag will be out when he's 45, free to produce more little scr+@*s like him. Scoot
  • Score: 3

11:28am Sat 29 Mar 14

Shaneblack11 says...

I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!!
I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!! Shaneblack11
  • Score: 4

11:30am Sat 29 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Shaneblack11 wrote:
I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!!
Why do they try to be someone they are not, there is always someone bigger and nastier than you, hope that he meets them one day!
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblack11[/bold] wrote: I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!![/p][/quote]Why do they try to be someone they are not, there is always someone bigger and nastier than you, hope that he meets them one day! totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

12:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Shaneblack11 says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Shaneblack11 wrote:
I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!!
Why do they try to be someone they are not, there is always someone bigger and nastier than you, hope that he meets them one day!
True pal ,, he will get his fate being in the prison system for 26 years with his attitude ide be amazed if he got out alive !!!
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblack11[/bold] wrote: I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!![/p][/quote]Why do they try to be someone they are not, there is always someone bigger and nastier than you, hope that he meets them one day![/p][/quote]True pal ,, he will get his fate being in the prison system for 26 years with his attitude ide be amazed if he got out alive !!! Shaneblack11
  • Score: 3

2:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

shallowJoker says...

Shaneblack11 wrote:
I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!!
Yeah sure you met him.
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblack11[/bold] wrote: I was at Chelmsford prison and met this lad ,, pure evil nasty piece off work ,, speaks like a black man and thinks he is gangster and no remorse what so ever ,, he sits in his nice cell with his nice clothes with his rap music blaring out or watching tv ,, great life he has !!!![/p][/quote]Yeah sure you met him. shallowJoker
  • Score: -5

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