Store Robber Tells Court: My Mommy Made Me Do It
And court agrees, giving her 7 years
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2012 4:10 PM CDT
A robber in action.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A young London-area man confessed to organizing a robbery at the computer store where he worked—but swore his mother made him do it, the Daily Mail reports. A court handed Anthony Bradley, 22, a 3-year sentence for hiring a pair of thugs to rob a PC World store of about $60,000 with a fake Uzi. But the court gave his mother, Mina—the store's assistant manager—7 years for being the "chief instigator and planner," the judge said.

Described in court as "not a deep thinker," Anthony admitted his guilt when arrested. But Mina, 52, denied any involvement—until she learned that her son planned to rat her out. "As a mother, she betrayed her son, manipulating him until he was forced to execute her plans," a detective in the case said. "Sadly he now has to face the reality of his actions and faces time behind bars."

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DougMasters
Oct 26, 2012 8:23 PM CDT
""As a mother, she betrayed her son, manipulating him until he was forced to execute her plans," a detective in the case said. "Sadly he now has to face the reality of his actions and faces time behind bars."" The problem I have with this is not holding a person accountable for his actions. Telling an adult to do something, mother, father or total stranger is nowhere near as severe as the person choosing to say yes and committing a crime. It is up to an adult to decide what he / she does. We can't continue to blame someone else's inability to control the wrong they do on someone else.
RidersOnTheStorm
Oct 26, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
She lived at Robin Hood Way - ya couldn't make it up. Idiot must have misspelled her 'I did it' sign for the cops attached to very large arrow stuck in her front door.
GeorgeWells
Oct 26, 2012 5:37 PM CDT
Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everybody Annihilation by Assimilation Every white country on earth is supposed to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY white country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country. The Netherlands is more crowded than Japan, Belgium is more crowded than Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and assimilating and intermarrying with them. Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them. Immigration, tolerance, and especially assimilation are being used against the white race. All this immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries. Anti-white is called anti-racist, but it leads to the disappearance of one race and only one race, the white race. The real aim of anti-racism is to wipe out the white race or make it a minority anywhere it exists. It is genocide.