For having pushed in August 2019 a 6-year-old French child from the tenth floor of the Tate Modern, in London, a young man suffering from psychiatric disorders was sentenced to life imprisonment by British justice on Friday. A sentence with a minimum of fifteen years’ imprisonment.
British justice sentenced this Friday to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years, an 18 year old young man who had thrown last August a six year old French child from the tenth floor of the Tate Modern museum in London (United Kingdom) United).
The president of the Old Bailey’s criminal court restrained the accused’s premeditation and dangerousness.
“A serious danger for the public”
“You represent and continue to represent a serious danger for the public”, she underlined, referring to the victim, whose life “will never be the same again”.
On August 4, 2019, Jonty Bravery, 17 at the time, had pushed the 6-year-old child over the railing of the observation platform of the museum of modern art located on the south bank of the Thames . The young boy had fallen on a roof of the fifth floor, thirty meters below.
He suffered a brain hemorrhage and multiple fractures, in the spine, legs and arms. “It is not known if he will fully recover,” said prosecutor Deanna Heer on Thursday at the hearing, where the accused appeared by videoconference from the Broadmoor (South England) high security hospital. ).
“Yes I am crazy”
The accused, who suffered from autism and personality disorders, exhibited violent behavior and had been placed in a specialized institution. But having shown signs of improvement in the months preceding the events, he had been able to benefit from leaves where he could go out alone for four hours.
On the day of the incident, he had looked for a tall building. Unable to access the Shard, the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom, for lack of money, he had pushed open the door of the Tate Modern.
“Yes, I’m crazy,” Jonty Bravery told the father of the child moments after the incident. Witnesses had described his “big smile”, arms raised in the moments following his act. The public present surrounded him before the arrest.
During the investigation, he explained that he had heard voices telling him to injure or kill people.