Lindsay Flowers (The Courier, October 17) misses the point in saying the life of Susan Teusner did not mean much to the courts.
He compares murder with manslaughter. Different crimes, different penalties and rightly so.
The manslaughter of Susan Teusner was a despicable act and the perpetrator was quite reasonably jailed for a lengthy period, having been found guilty of the crime of manslaughter.
Sentencing is an emotive area and it is wise for we lay people to appreciate the reasoning behind different sentences.
I think it fair to say the courts are acutely aware of general societal views and they most certainly do not differentiate the value of men versus women. Courts however, do differentiate between crimes and sentence accordingly.
Justice has been seen to be done.