Killer of old man will be free in 18 months.

Posted: November 13, 2009 in Broken Britain

Immigrant killer of pensioner gets 3 year sentence.

IlieKhuram Mahfooz, who came to the UK from Pakistan in 2005 and had indefinite leave to remain, knocked down and killed pensioner Syd Freeman as he walked hand-in-hand with his wife in Maidstone has been jailed for only three years.

Khuram Mahfooz will serve just 18 months or less before he is released.

It was revealed after he was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving that he had been cautioned two days before the tragedy for mounting the pavement with no headlights on in the same spot.

A judge said of 75-year-old Mr Freeman’s death: “No sentence of this court could begin properly to reflect such a loss.” Is that the reason for such a pathetic sentence?

Mahfooz, of Northumberland Road, Shepway Estate, Maidstone, denied the charge but was convicted by a 10-2 majority verdict.

Maidstone Crown Court heard the 25-year-old married father almost hit a stationary bus before he lost control of his Honda Civic in Cumberland Avenue on June 27 last year.

The car ploughed into Mr Freeman, a retired postman, and his wife Ivy. Mrs Freeman suffered serious injuries, including a broken right ankle. During the trial, she spoke of the moment her husband was killed. She described how her husband’s “eyes were closed and he looked like he had gone to sleep” as he lay on the pavement.

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