October 21, 2017

Anger at smiling child killer walking free from Australian court

12 October 2017, 06:08 | Glen Norman

Tyrell Cobb death: Palaszczuk says 'insensitive' laughing release could prompt sentence review

Tyrell Cobb death: Matthew Scown smiles and laughs as he walks free from court

After pleading guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane yesterday to the manslaughter of Tyrell Cobb, Matthew Ian Scown was sentenced to four years in prison.

However, he's already been in prison for three years for the offence and Justice Martin Burns made a decision to suspend the rest of his sentence.

In extraordinary scenes, the 34-year-old smiled for the cameras and laughed to himself as he walked away from court through a media scrum.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this morning her Attorney-General would review the case and said she was open to advice from anyone - including Bravehearts' Hetty Johnston - who had ideas about ways to improve the law.

'I've already spoken with my lawyers and I've spoken with the other family, so what youse (sic) need to do now is leave me alone, ' he told Nine News. "How insensitive for this man to be laughing after the death of his stepson".

Tyrell died on the Gold Coast in May 2009 from internal bleeding and stomach injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

The court heard that two weeks before Tyrell died, Scown told the child's father he was anxious about the boy who, at the time, had a badly injured arm.

Police Seek Person Of Interest, Missing Child In Ohio Death Investigation
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Lawson is urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at (740) 532-3525. Agents from Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification are on the scene processing and collecting evidence.

Tyrell's biological mother, and Scown's former de-facto, Heidi Strbak, 33, will face trial in three weeks' time also charged with his manslaughter.

HIS little body wracked with pain, feeling lethargic and running a high fever and unable to eat, drink or talk, Tyrell Cobb's last day alive was one of "horror".

Matthew Scown laughs after leaving court yesterday.

"There is a growing concern from the general public about whether sentencing for criminal offences arising from the death of a child are meeting community's expectations", Queensland's Attorney General Yvette D'Ath said.

But she said the referral to the Sentencing Advisory Council was not triggered by any particular case.

"Once the terms of reference are released, I encourage the community to have their say on this important issue".

While Scown did not cause the injuries he did not contact authorities or seek medical help, even when Tyrell was vomiting green bile the night before his death.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
The Locust Wood Capital Advisers Llc holds 715,044 shares with $34.76 million value, down from 940,659 last quarter. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Monday, January 4 by Morgan Stanley.

"He never regained consciousness", he told the court.

Justice Martin Burns said Scown was not responsible for the injuries that killed Tyrell but failed in his duty of care.

The boy had 53 bruises and 17 abrasions from head to legs when he died, the court heard.

"You ought to have acted yourself, regardless of her wishes".

"Clearly you were very anxious about the little boy", he said.

The judge said Tyrell Cobb "would have survived if he received treatment".

However there's been universal outrage over the case, with children's safety advocates calling for him to be put behind bars.

Oxford plans to be a zero-emission city by 2035
Transport for London is planning to introduce the world's first Ultra-Low Emission Zone in the capital in September 2020. A step change is urgently needed; the Zero Emission Zone is that step change.

"If you haven't done it, but you know it's happening and you haven't done anything to stop it, you're as guilty as the perpetrator", she said.

Other News

Trending Now

Snapchat introduces "Context Cards" feature in its messaging platform
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI acquired a new stake in Snap during the first quarter valued at about $2,837,000. Previously on 10/02/2017, Stifel reported on Snap Chat (NYSE:SNAP) held steady the target price at $18.00.

TCS Q2 earnings up 8.4% sequentially to Rs 64.46 bn
In the course of September quarter, TCS saw its IT attrition rate (LTM) come down by 0.3 per cent sequentially to 11.3 per cent. TCS, part of salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group, said it added 15,868 employees in the quarter.

USA pulls out of UNESCO, alleges anti-Israel bias
Pursuant to Article II (6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. U.S. has stopped funding the UNESCO over issues related to Palestine in 2011.

Wenger on Christmas Eve game: I would prefer to be at home
Sky Sports are considering moving Arsenal v Liverpool - plus potentially one other match - from Saturday December 23 to the following day.

Tiger Shroff puts aside 'Rambo' for YRF's next with Hrithik Roshan
After her Bollywood debut, she went on to do a Tamil film and most recently starred in YRF's Befikre opposite Ranveer Singh. He also said that he was looking for a young and fresh face for this movie and then he found Vaani.

Zverev brutalises racquet in loss to Del Potro
Earlier on Thursday, Grigor Dimitrov booked his place in the quarter-finals, downing Sam Querrey 6-3 7-6 (7-3). I'm a bit pissed off about that, because I feel like I played well and I feel like that's the upsetting part.

How Many Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be paid a $0.605 dividend. 5,459 were accumulated by Dubuque Natl Bank And Tru. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 36.3% during the first quarter.

Breaking Bad house owners build fence after pizza stunts
Quintana added that it is not just the pizzas , as some fans steal rocks from the home's landscaping to take home as souvenirs. Show creator Vince Gilligan even made a public plea back in 2015 for people to stop throwing pizzas on the roof.

Did Shahid Kapoor watch Padmavati trailer in advance?
People felt that he is being insecure due to Ranveer Singh who stole major limelight in the trailer and got trolled mercilessly. The greatest Indian sports story will now get it's, emotion.a truly unforgettable event.

Tickets for 'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire' VR experience now available
You'll grab your blaster, solve puzzles, and fight giant lava monsters in an effort to fulfill the rebellion's orders. You and your squad must navigate an enemy facility disguised as Stormtroopers, with Rogue One's K-2SO at your side.