20-Year Old Murdered 'For Being A Goth'

A court in Preston has heard how a 20-year old woman was kicked and stamped to death for being a goth.

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A court in Preston has heard how a 20-year old woman was kicked and stamped to death for being a goth. Sophie Lancaster was murdered by a group of five teenagers in Bacup, Lancashire, in August 2007, in an unprovoked attack on her and her boyfriend. Robert Maltby, 21, was seriously injured in the attack, which left the pair unconscious at the side of the road. Lancaster died in hospital two weeks after the attack, while Maltby has still not recovered from the incident. Michael Shorrock QC for the prosecution, said the accused had targeted the couple because they were dressed differently to them, and described their behaviour as "like a pack of wild animals". According to the BBC, one of the accused, aged 16, has pleaded guilty to murder and admits attacking Maltby, while the other four assailants deny murder but have pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm. The case continues. Thanks for the info to NME.com.

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    Acrimony
    jay2029 wrote: Comeback Kiddd wrote: omg what kind of sick people would do this. probably f**king gangsters. I was just thinking that, probably just gangster sideshows mad that they can't listen to decent music.
    That shit right there is what causes someone to murder someone based on how they dress, look, and what kind of music they listen too. Its ****ing bullshit.
    ValoRhoads
    Since when have goths been the target of murder? Usually people just leave us alone, which is what we want!
    ollerom_mot
    R.I.P. Sophie Things like this make me sick. I can't believe how any member of the human race can be this awful. Lock the bastards up and throw away the bloody keys.
    2late2know
    ^self proclaimed goth? c'mon now... Anyway this is just sick. Everyone has always been scared of people who will dress in all black when a story like this just shows that the people they are afraid of or hate are just victims for being different
    hawk_kst
    Seriously, non of you know who the murders were! stop labelling them as "chavs" or "gangsters", its that kind of attitude that starts the whole discrimination process...
    Blazingguns00
    kinda got a degree of respect for the one who at least admitted murder, despite being ffed up in the head, was at least man enough to admit to what he did
    USCENDONE BENE
    hawk_kst wrote: Seriously, non of you know who the murders were! stop labelling them as "chavs" or "gangsters", its that kind of attitude that starts the whole discrimination process...
    I agree with your point but the liklihood is that they are right :/, they are generally the type of people that would hold such a discrimination against goths to make them act like this
    jay2029
    Comeback Kiddd wrote: omg what kind of sick people would do this. probably f**king gangsters.
    I was just thinking that, probably just gangster sideshows mad that they can't listen to decent music.
    koolfoolinapool
    demonchild90 wrote: Just like rednecks and rasist... Your not like me DIE! Guess who the ppl that REALLy need to die are?
    People who never got through grade school english? lmao jk
    korn_dawg
    DarthKarth wrote: now-not to sound cold-hearted-how exactly is this guitar news??
    In case you haven't noticed, not every article and interview is exclusive to ONLY guitars.. they sort of cover MUSIC news of the rock variety and, seeing as this person was targeted solely by the way she dressed and, it is assumed, the music that she listened to, it is very relevant.
    gregcapstick
    Comeback Kiddd wrote: omg what kind of sick people would do this. probably f**king gangsters.
    i'm from preston and its just chavs, they dont need to be gangsters, just drunken twats
    RedNovember
    NorfIrIon wrote: There was another kid in California, 15 years old, killed by his peers for being openly gay.
    Not only killed. Beat up everyday, pissed on in the locker room...All kinds of shit.
    saulhudsonslash
    punkskashredder, i saw a shirt where two guys were fisting eachothers *****s, and above it read "punk" so i guess you like getting fisted, but besides the point, thast wrong, and it just proves how uncivilized our society continues to be.
    Zeo2012
    ValoRhoads : Since when have goths been the target of murder? Usually people just leave us alone, which is what we want! i Agree with that but i also agree completely with Acrimony : jay2029 wrote: Comeback Kiddd wrote: omg what kind of sick people would do this. probably f**king gangsters. I was just thinking that, probably just gangster sideshows mad that they can't listen to decent music. That shit right there is what causes someone to murder someone based on how they dress, look, and what kind of music they listen too. Its ****ing bullshit.
    mmanson
    Well that is nice. I got called goth the other day and it pissed me off. I wouldn't be surprised if I got jumped because I have been an ass to people lately...only the people who are asses to me. Any way this is stupid. Oh I hate self proclaimed goths too like in a comment i read. Haha. any way I like type o and dark stuff but am by no means a goth.
    mmanson
    PunkSkaShredder wrote: gothic people love death
    They are fascinated with death but they shouldn't be killed. I am fascinated with death and I think everyone is a little. btw punk and skater are two totally different things. Real punk is dead.
    BKGMorley
    NorfIrIon wrote: There was another kid in California, 15 years old, killed by his peers for being openly gay.
    Thats horrible
    Deek_13
    typical british ned/chav. Always hard as nails when theres more than one of them nothing can stop them. Get them on there own and theyd be scared to walk past you in the stree. There nothing but scum.
    EvilDomo
    jay2029 wrote: Comeback Kiddd wrote: omg what kind of sick people would do this. probably f**king gangsters. I was just thinking that, probably just gangster sideshows mad that they can't listen to decent music.
    +1
    Bendrix
    ryanph2421 wrote: if it wasnt for murder or drugs we wouldnt have any news. how sad indeed
    exactly right
    onthewaytohell
    This sucks. Seen it on the news last night. People really need to stop taking image so seriously. Anyway, the people that did this need to be locked up forever!
    metallica144
    those guys must be gangsters... seriously ,, if it where 5 people. They only dare to fight when they're with more than the others
    metal_freak_cam
    F**k them bastards....leave goths alone...its bullsh*t that people can hate us for jus wearing all black and listening to different (better) music than what them a$$holes listen to
    motorbreath_445
    those ****in gangster kids prolly did this, the whole lot of them should have their throats slit.
    NorfIrIon
    There was another kid in California, 15 years old, killed by his peers for being openly gay.
    James_Het_Rules
    The accused people should be put to death. Screw life in prison, either that or torture them. Completely uncalled for, there is no reason any human should do that to anyone.
    Shabalaba
    Holy shit that is like 10 minutes away from where i live, and second holy shit the QC for the prosecution has the same last name as me. It saddens me to hear this, it is really bad around Preston now, big gangs (20 or so) of chavs are everywhere. The only reason things like this happen is because the people got off easy, for this murder the person will only get a 2 year prison sentence, which is only a year really seeing as though they get out on parole after half
    gooooog
    im into metal and i dont really dress like i liek metal but thiose people who kicked em in deserve to have ther testicles bitten off
    Danejerez
    This reminds me of The current LD debate topic on hate crimes. This is the kind of thing that should be punished harsher because there was no motive against the victims other than prejudicial hate.
    xalyssam
    DarthKarth wrote: now-not to sound cold-hearted-how exactly is this guitar news??
    i was just about to say that
    randyaintdead82
    that poor person r.i.p these people just are different and these little muther^%$#ers think they can kill her for that
    demonchild90
    Just like rednecks and rasist... Your not like me DIE! Guess who the ppl that REALLy need to die are?
    Gus Pablo
    motorbreath_445 wrote: those ****in gangster kids prolly did this, the whole lot of them should have their throats slit.
    I'm disgusted that you even considered writing that in this article.
    deadlyMETAL
    xalyssam wrote: DarthKarth wrote: now-not to sound cold-hearted-how exactly is this guitar news?? i was just about to say that
    Well, besides that I agree with that, those guys should be royally punished. I'm talking ROYALLY punished. Plus, since it was a woman they killed, they should be shot. Plain and simple.