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Michael Lambs Defence Speech Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury I am here today to prove that Brother Michael Lamb has been unjustified

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Michael Lambs Defence Speech Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury I am here today to prove that Brother Michael Lamb has been unjustified. I do admit that he should be questioned but for a lesser matter of manslaughter rather than the murder of Own Kane. We have today a case of a young child who had no one who cared for him. He suffered a life of misery. Would you like to see a child suffer so much, their childhood to be ruined? I think not. So did Michael Lamb, he wanted to help Owen. He became a friend to Owen like no one had before. To begin with I will talk about the background to Owen Kane. He was born in a large estate on the east side of Dublin City, it was rough for Owen. Owen suffered a lot there, thinking that he had to run away. ...read more.

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He grew up on a farm just outside Ballycastle. Michael parents were strong Catholics; this is shown as Brother Michael Lamb joined the brotherhood. Michael often says that his time in Ballycastle with his parents was the happiest 16 years of his life. Michael looked up to his father. Michael thought that his father was king of the world. This is what Michael wanted to be like for Owen, to be like the father he should have had. One who cares and looks after their son. Michael had many good times with his father, going on fishing trips and going down to Dublin to see a match. Michael's father was a real man, who showed loved and respect. Brother Lamb called him the perfect father. This is what Michael wanted to be to Owen. Brother Lamb showed Owen Kane a good life, by taking him on holidays showing what life should be for a young child, for them to enjoy themselves. ...read more.

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury let me stress that I am not here today to try and excuse Michael of these crimes. Michael was wrong to take Owen but he did do it for the right reason, to give Owen a chance in life, to be loved. You can clearly see the difference between the backgrounds of their childhoods, Owen living in the slums of Dublin with no one to love him and Brother Lamb who lived in a farm in Ballycastle with two fantastic parents. As I have said before, Jury, Brother Lamb just wanted to give Owen Kane the childhood that he remembered as a child growing up. I leave you ladies and gentlemen of the jury with this, do you want to ruin a man's life for loving someone. I think not, I believe if you were in Michael's shoes you would do the same thing. Thank you. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sean Rainey 5 Layde GCSE English Coursework ...read more.

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