Mother of Nottingham punch death victim: 'Law on punching killers must be changed'
THE mother of a teenager who was punched to death says the law should be reviewed – after her son's killer left another man with serious injuries.
Liam Munn, 19, a promising footballer who played for Unity FC, was found unconscious outside the Halo nightclub, in Goldsmith Street, in the early hours of January 18, 2009. He died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.
His killer, Simeon Ferguson, had served 16 months of his two-year sentence when he was let out on licence.
Within two months he was back in court for punching a man in the back of his head – leaving him with a fractured skull and brain injuries.
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Ferguson pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and received a further two years, in addition to the rest of his original sentence.
Liam's mum Donna, 44, from Nuthall, is disgusted.
"The whole situation just guts me," she said. "It's like the guy that killed Liam thinks he's superhuman. That seems to be the mentality of young lads like that and it is not going to change unless you change the law and put them in prison and sentence them like you would someone who had shot or stabbed someone and that's the only way to make them think twice.
"It shouldn't matter how you kill someone, you should get a sentence strong enough to reflect the fact that you've killed someone and until that happens people are not going to stop doing this.
"Liam was on the verge of everything, he was 19, he had a girlfriend, a job – it was a huge waste. It's disgusting."
Ferguson's second victim was hospitalised for two weeks. He suffered a complete personality change and is unable to drive, which led to him losing his job as a car salesman.
The 37-year-old was with a group of men, playing on a boxing machine at the Onyx club in Leicester Ferguson entered and kicked the machine.
The complainant said: "You can do better than that. Your girlfriend did better."
Ferguson then floored him with a single punch, causing head injuries that have left a risk of post-traumatic epilepsy.