“It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to would be a sentence which would be too severe,” said the Judge, and with this words, the sentence which would be definitive for anyone else, Lavinia Woodward was freed of her prison time.
She did, in fact stab her boyfriend. And no, she didn’t do it in order to protect herself in any way. She just kick, threw, menaced and stab her boyfriend in a courageous attack.
However, the reasons aren’t clear: most likely just a common fight between youngsters, in which jealousy and harsh words are always a part of. In her defense, he did get pretty much unharmed out of it: after all, it was a kitchen knife; but be it a kitchen knife or not she still attacked and assaulted him with agression and ended up harming him. What gives then? Is the law really that different in the Old Continent?
Apparently, if you’re a medical student, on the lookout to become a heart surgeon with a 4.0 out of 4.0 in your GPA, then yes. Maybe it’s the fact that it was a girl and not man the one to commit the crime, but the judge insists on otherwise.
With the stabbing at hand it also came into light a soft case of depression and many shrinks which she had to visit over the time before her bright career at Oxford University.
How dearly she struggled to get the best out of herself, and the deep sorrow she felt seeing harmed her now ex-boyfriend, must have gotten the best out of the Judge, deciding that most likely she would end up saving more lives over the duration of her career than that only one she barely scarred, who, let’s admit it, most likely deserved it.