Three months ago, hedge funder Nasreen Alexandra Lynton-Knight was sentenced to 15 months in prison. No, the then-director of Virginia-based Striquer Funds didn’t do any insider-trading or front-running or returns-inflating; you almost never go to jail for those kinds of things. Instead, Lynton-Knight was sent away for attacking her husband—twice, including a week after her first arrest and a stern talking-to—on account of his banging her former friend.
Today, she’s a free woman. This is because an appeals court judge in London has decided that nine months is plenty sufficient for slashing the inconstant Julian Knight’s hand with a knife, ramming his car and threatening to kill both him and his new piece on the side, although since she’s only been in jail since January we clearly do not understand how British courts and jails count months. Ostensibly, this act of mercy is for the benefit of Lynton-Knight’s four children, who haven’t seen their mom since she was sent to jail, because her estranged husband has, arguably with good reason, had no desire to bring the little tikes in to see her. But the judge also sounds a little bit like he thinks Julian Knight kinda got what was coming to him.
Mr Justice Goss, freeing her, said: "These offences were committed in the circumstances of a marital breakdown, which must have been stressful…. the wound inflicted was an incision not a laceration. It was a minor cut.
"The sentencing judge didn't appear to attach sufficient significance to the fact that, although harm was caused in this case, it was not serious harm in physical terms.”
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