Reply to post: @Ledswinger Re: Serious.

Brit teen who unleashed 'biggest ever distributed denial-of-service blast' walks free from court

Turtle

@Ledswinger Re: Serious.

"I smell a plea bargain."

In the US, a plea bargain would be announced as such. But it is *possible* that he plead guilty and threw himself on the mercy of the court.

If he is receiving leniency because of mental illness then the public has a right to know the details.If British law does not demand that the details be disclosed then, as far as I am concerned, that is a glaring defect in the law. If mental illness is being used as a defense then all the details belong in the public domain. I am pretty certain that resorting to such a defense in the US would require that the defendant forfeit any right to confidentiality of their medical history.

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