Gay Teen Taunted and Set on fire! Murderer only Gets THREE YEARS in prison


 Jordan Sheard, (right), 20, was sentenced this week
for the manslaughter death of gay UK teen Steven Simpson (left), whom
he doused with tanning oil and lit ablaze after taunting him about his
sexuality at the teen’s 18th birthday party. Simpson, who was autistic,
died from his burns the next day in the hospital.

The Yorkshire Post reports:

Sheffield Crown Court heard that Jordan
Sheard, 20, flicked the lighter and Steven went up in flames with Sheard
and others running away instead of helping him. The teenager, who
suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, a speech impairment and epilepsy,
died in hospital from 60 per cent burns the next day.

Judge Roger Keen told him: “What it did
was engulf him in a fire. You tried to briefly assist and then you ran
away. That in my judgment is serious aggravation.”

The court
heard the only person who went to Steven’s aid was neighbor Sean Banner
who burned himself in the process. But when Mr Banner returned to his flat in Pleasant View, Cudworth, near Barnsley, he was initially
arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Sarah Wright, prosecuting, said that
earlier in the evening Sheard, who vaguely knew Steven, and two others
joined his birthday party and were let in despite having not been invited.

Simpson was openly gay and had moved in to the flat because he had been bullied at his other address.

The Daily Mail adds:

The court heard that as Mr Simpson became increasingly drunk at his party, he was dared to strip to his boxer shorts.

Defendant Jordan Sheard, 20, who had
gatecrashed the house party, was seen taunting the host, who was openly
gay, and then scrawling obscene and homophobic insults on his bare
stomach, face and forearm. After 2am, a partygoer took the Calypso
tanning oil from Mr Simpson’s bedroom and, as it was poured over him,
others chanted: ‘Light it, light it.’

Miss Wright said: ‘Steven did not object; he seemed to be enjoying the situation.’

(why didn’t anyone stop this at that point???)

the court heard that Sheard then held a cigarette lighter to Mr
Simpson’s groin, and instantly the highly flammable liquid caught alight
and flames engulfed his body. Instead of putting out the fire, Sheard
ran away.

Sheard received  ONLY three and a half years in prison. What is wrong with them?? HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN  LIFE!!!!  I am so angered by this.