On Stuart Mungall And When Assisted Death Is Murder
YOU will, of course, recall the name Stuart Mungall? No. What about if we tell you that he was the face of the original Yorkie chocolate bar adverts? Yep. Him. Well, he’s facing jail after admitting killing his terminally ill wife. He smothered her with pillow.
He was orginally charged with murder.
Mungall, 71, ended the life of his actress wife Joan, 69, at their home in Tooting, south London, in December last year. In court, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility caused by depression following the strain of caring for her, in July.
The Old Bailey judge was asked by the prosecution to jail Mungall because Mrs Mungall, who had only a matter of months to live, had not asked to die. Mungall had initially been in custody for the equivalent of six months. But the Recorder of London, Judge Peter Beaumont, said he wanted to explore all the possibilities. He remanded Mungall on conditional bail to today for reports, including a probation report.
He’s no danger to the public. So. What is the purpose of jailing him..?