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Sarah SandsLONDON – Sarah Sands, the 32-year-old woman facing a murder charge after admitting to stabbing her pedophile neighbor to death, was convicted of manslaughter.

Sands neighbor, 77-year-old Michael Pleasted, was a  nasty peice of work. He was a convicted pedophile who had a history of sexually abusing young boys dating back to 1970.

He has been convicted of 24 sexual offences involving children but has only spent a little over six years total in jail. In the months before Sands gave him eight new holes to breathe from, he was facing new charges of molesting three other boys.

His trial was scheduled for this summer, and the prosecution was considering a third charge against him. That is until Sands saved everyone from a lot of time and money.

Remarkably, Pleasted was granted bail and allowed to return home while awaiting his trial. Sands, who lived across from Pleasted, wasn’t having any of it. On November 28 of last year, she drank two bottles of wine and then paid her neighbor a visit – with a kitchen knife, a hammer and and a wrench inside her purse.

She would later say she went to confront him about the new charges and had armed herself because she was afraid of him. She said this confrontation turned into a violent argument because, she says, Pleasted just smirked at her when confronted and claimed the boys were all liars.

This argument led to Sands stabbing the man eight times, one of them hitting an artery in his left arm. When police found him, they say it looked as if he bled to death while trying to crawl to his front door.

Sands turned herself into police the next day, admitting that she was the one who had stabbed “the devil” to death.

“Who houses a fucking pedophile on an estate, like seriously? He was asking for trouble.” Sands told police during her interview. “Somebody had to protect people, somebody had to do something.”

Sands went on to tell police that she thought Pleasted was just a nice, harmless old man before telling detectives: “He’s fucking harmless now, ain’t he?” Yes, indeed.

Sands went on trial for murder, but earlier this month a jury found her not guilty. Citing a loss of control, they convicted her of manslaughter instead. Her sentencing is scheduled for sometime in September, after all of her psychiatric evaluations have been completed.

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  • VenusDoom3

    All I can say is “thanks, Sarah!”

  • sugarpie

    Hats off to you Sarah Sands.

  • dammitall23

    And thank you, jury!

  • BlueJeansandLace

    I get so angry when one of these “nice men” are caught, let of lightly and then allowed to go on and commit more injury on children. Makes totally scene that Sarah lost control in the heat of the moment. I do hope that the psychology reports show that she isn’t a harm to anyone but pedophiles.

  • Ann Stone

    Charged?! She ought to be given a ticker tape parade.

  • LuvsHorror

    🙂

  • Vunderlak

    When you can end up serving more time for stealing 20 bucks from a gas station than for raping a child, that is the moment you realize you are in one fucked up country.

  • Eracsurfer

    Ok, slap her on the back of the hand and send her on her way. If she gets anything more than a suspended sentence or house arrest, I will be very upset.
    Of course, depending on the judge… they may make an example out of her, just to prevent more vigilantism.

  • Stacy

    Great job Sarah!!!!

  • Thanks, Sarah! I hope you get a very light sentence.

  • ShelbySP

    “Loss of control” is a defense in England? *packs bags*

  • She did the right fucking thing, I hope she gets off on time served. They need to give her a fucking medal.

  • Buffettgirl

    Maybe if the sentences for hurting children were a bit harsher in the UK people wouldn’t feel the need to take the law into their own hands? Brava Sarah, I hope you get a lighter sentence than the perv got!

  • Lena60

    So what is the problem? I did not know it was illegal to take out the trash 😛

  • esmerald 2006

    That’s what I’m talking about.
    Sarah you are my fucking hero.

  • esmerald 2006

    They should charge those responsible for that piece of shit being on the streets.

  • NoBS

    Should the UK injustice system fail again on her sentencing, I hope even her guards get in on the “Go Fund Me” defense slash release fund.
    Is not probation common around the British Isle? I do know that kiddy diddlers have been a “Protected Class” if connected in London…

    Time for the pendulum of justice to return to common sense.

  • Sara

    Sooo…what’s the problem? She did what the law refused to do: keep society safe from an obvious threat. He wasn’t going to stop until he was dead. She deserves a medal, not jail.

  • andersonjeff23

    I am so pissed off after reading this. I just cannot figure out, for the life of me, why she didn’t torpedo those (2) wine bottles up that jackwagons ass. Here I was thinking those Brits were just a bunch of bloody wankers, bollocks. Give that chick a coke and a smile….and a one-way ticket to Florida, we need her on our side.

  • itsknotme

    I can’t defend a blackout, drunk murder. She’s just two wine bottles away from her next pursuit.

  • PinkFreud

    Mission Accomplished. Good on ya!

  • MissGuggle

    If I were part of this jury…

    Me: So… We have to convict her of something, right, or they’ll think we didn’t take this seriously? Isn’t there something like “menacing”? Or maybe we could do “disturbing the peace” or “public intoxication”? Then, come sentencing, she can pay a $200 fine and we’ll send her home!

    I don’t blame Sarah Sands for wiping that smirk off that asshole’s face one bit!

  • Twisted1

    Unfortunately even in this country it used to be the same. Before the sexual offender registry most of these men got a slap on the wrist. How do I know? Because my abuser when I was 6 yrs old got a whole 10 yrs of house arrest and 10 years of probation. Now at least here he would be branded a pervert forever. But not then. Nope. The guy just got grounded for messing with kids.

  • Stanley_Ipkiss

    Should have just drank the 2 bottles of wine and broke them over his head. Assault charge yes, manslaughter….no.

  • Stanley_Ipkiss

    I think you would call it temporary insanity. The fact she was exremely drunk will also likely go in her favour strangely. Peado’s get their punishments here in my country alright (Big Time!!!) but the ppl dealing out the punishments are at least smart enough to wear balaclava’s.

  • Stanley_Ipkiss

    Unfortunately BG we also have a shockingly terrible justice system, I wouldnt be surprised if she got longer than the chimo was going to get had he been convicted (again)

  • Stanley_Ipkiss

    No we are still all bloody wankers lol

  • Lillian
  • Cornell

    Manslaughter? Hell she should get the medal of honor!!

  • Sejanus

    You ask me she did a beautiful thing.
    I have a few people I would love to set her up across the street from.
    She could single handedly clear courtroom backlogs and dispense justive faster than Dexter.

  • Spider

    This woman should get an award.

  • Technomancer

    Hey Lillian (or whatever your bot name is), why don’t you please shove it up your ass?

  • Technomancer

    #HERO

  • Technomancer

    Nah, she’s just the Drunk Punisher.

  • Eyam TheZombie

    Her sentence should be time served, a medal and a parade.

  • jansav

    “He’s fuckin harmless now ain’t he?” best quote ever. she’s a hero. Nasty old SOB molested dozens of boys over 45 yrs and spent 6 yrs in jail. Somebody needed to do something.

  • meatisgood

    cheers crazy bitch

  • jkulik

    I agree. from the sound of it, that the old pervert got what he deserved. But this gal Sarah sounds like she’s a little fucked up too. I mean, why stab the guy and make such a big mess that leaves evidence, the blood, all over you too?? And why did Sarah turn herself in? Given this guy’s extensive history as a compulsive pedophile, chances are that the cops too would’ve figured that he got what he deserved and not hunted for his murderer very hard. But when the bitch turns herself in, they very well can’t look the other way. At that point, they must arrest her and charge her with murder. My point is that there’s something fucked up with Sarah too because if I was going to take out a chronic pedophile (and I could very well see myself do it), I would use a neater method than stabbing to do it, like poisoning his tea, or wrapping a rope around his neck, some MO that was neater and didn’t leave evidence (blood) all over myself. And I sure the hell wouldn’t turn myself in to the cops after the fact. What the hell does that accomplish?. My point is that the way that Sarah killed this old perv, and the fact that she apparently needlessly turned herself in tells me that she has problems too. Maybe she craves media attention or something. I don’t know.

  • sweekymom

    If she actually ends up having to serve time, God forbid, I’d like to put money on her commissary account.

  • Nathan Stegner

    This lady is FUCKING AWESOME!!

  • amadeusapple

    Just give her a medal instead.

  • Der Mac

    … and nobody at all went to jail (this being 21st century England, poisoned as it were with the epidemic of political correctness). Many wrists took quite the beating, though!

  • Der Mac

    US, UK or Germany?

  • DeethatDiva

    Sara Sands, you are my hero.

  • juka

    I’ll never understand why people who have been proven (with sufficient, undeniable evidence) to be rapists are allowed to live. I realize the UK doesn’t use the death penalty, but what good is it keeping someone like this alive, life in prison or out? She’s right—how can person like this be housed safely on estate (which in UK is government housing, usually full of people with kids)? While she did break the law, she didn’t do anything nearly as terrible as he did.

  • captaingrumpy

    Give her a medal. If she has kids I could not convict her.

  • iwantapony

    Hero!

  • Alice Cornell

    idk if i’d consider 10 years of house arrest a slap on the wrist though..

  • Alice Cornell

    unless dude had already offended before, of course

  • Twisted1

    He served 5 with good behavior from what I was told. A few years after he went free he was arrested again for raping a young woman. I was only six years old when he decided I was easy prey. I don’t know his last name or I would look up his criminal record. I know his first name was David and he lives in Fla. I wonder if I can find out his last name if I call the police dept who handled the case. I always wondered if he hurt other kids. All I know is what my family told me.

  • dana nelson

    give that girl a friggin medal!!!! no, just kidding, vigilante justice is never the answer……she did what I have only thought of doing to these warped, accidents of nature!!

  • dana nelson

    Lol!!! or a medal!!!

  • dana nelson

    I plan on packing mine too! Sorry, I cracked up when I read your post! Are you a comedian?? well, maybe you should be. Blessings:)

  • dana nelson

    contact your criminal justice system and suggest “loss of control” as a defense!!! or move to England!!! lol!

  • ShelbySP

    Haha you’re sweet!

  • Ursula Pine
  • Brew Pub

    Have they knighted this woman yet? Come on England what’s the hold up? Use some of the free time you have ignoring any and all oral hygiene to do the right thing.