JUDGE SPARED OXFORD STUDENT JAIL TIME FOR STABBING BOYFRIEND BECAUSE IT WOULD DAMAGE CAREER OF FUTURE HEART SURGEON
- During her alcohol and drug fueled frenzy, Lavinia Woodward, 24, swiped at her Tinder boyfriend with bread knife, before stabbing him in the leg. She then hurled a laptop, a glass and a jam jar at him. But the ‘extraordinary’ girl is not going to jail.
Daily Mail is reporting that an Oxford University student, Lavinia Woodward, may be spared jail time because a Judge doesn’t want to damage an ‘extraordinary’ student’s dream to become heart surgeon.
From Daily Mail :
An ‘extraordinary’ Oxford University student who stabbed her Tinder lover with a bread-knife could be spared jail after a judge said a custodial sentence would damage her future career as a heart surgeon.
Lavinia Woodward, 24, swiped at her boyfriend with the blade, before stabbing him in the leg.
She then hurled a laptop, a glass and a jam jar at him, during the drink and drug-fuelled clash at Christ Church college, Oxford.
Woodward, who currently lives in Milan, Italy, previously admitted unlawful wounding at an earlier hearing.
Judge Ian Pringle said the offence would normally mean a prison term, but instead delayed sentencing and slapped her with a restraining order to stay drug-free and not to re-offend.
He told the court: ‘It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to, would be a sentence which would be too severe.
‘What you did will never, I know, leave you but it was pretty awful, and normally it would attract a custodial sentence, whether it is immediate or suspended.’