No heart… Not the villain… the judge…

Man without a heartbeat: Drug courier Jonathan Hibbs avoided prison

Jonathan Hibbs (nice touch with the cane BTW… for painfully sitting down in the court I guess)

A DRUGS trafficker escaped a prison sentence of at least five years because he is seriously ill and only being kept alive by a  pioneering heart pump.

Jonathan Hibbs, 36, was caught  with £50,000 worth of heroin in a car just days after being freed from jail for an identical offence.

He has no heartbeat and is one of the first in the world to benefit from the revolutionary device which pushes blood round his body.

Hibbs is only alive due to the pump inserted into his chest five months ago and is waiting for a heart transplant.

A judge allowed him to walk free due to the ‘catastrophic’ cardiac attack he  suffered while on remand and his highly unusual medical needs.

Judge Peter Fox, QC, told him: ‘Were it not for your dire medical condition and limited life expectancy, it would be at least five years’ imprisonment.

‘As it is, utterly exceptionally, I  am going to make a suspended  sentence order.’

However, he warned Hibbs, of York, that he would not receive the same  lenient treatment if he offended  again.

Mind you…

The court heard that Hibbs was jailed for five years for heroin  possession in 2008 and was released on Christmas Eve last year.

His illness that ‘makes him scared’ didn’t stop him from driving ‘up north’ to play with Mr Big…

Indeed only 12 days later, he was  stopped on the A19 near Stockton-on-Tees on his way to deliver half-a-kilogram of heroin worth up to £50,000.

Hibbs pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for  two years.

He will be under curfew with an electronic tag for six months. Mary Brett, an anti-drugs  campaigner, said: ‘This decision  by the judge gives out a very  bad message.

‘Don’t they have hospital wings in prison? As long as he could be looked after properly, then he should serve at least some time.’

A spokesman for NHS Blood and Transplant said Hibbs’s crimes should not influence his place on the transplant waiting list.

Says it all really…

This is a man that has peddled misery onto our streets for years… and he gets this treatment???

Not only does he avoid a VERY deserved spell of chokey he also gets an expense heart op so he can continue to fcuk us all over…



3 responses to “No heart… Not the villain… the judge…

  1. I ‘hope’ his electronic tag doesn’t interfere with the cardiac pump.

  2. Dear God, why not a prison hospital. I understand the need not to make a moral judgement when on a transplant list (apart form refusal to correct the behavior that caused to illness). But he should be treated in prison.

  3. Why not make a moral judgement when it comes to transplants? Why should this criminal be treated the same as other people – if got the transplant he’d just be straight back to couriering drugs.

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