Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thieving Librarian Appeals Sentence

Former Massey University librarian and confessed book thief Karen Dale Churton appealed her 11-month prison sentence yesterday; her lawyer called the term "manifestly excessive" and asked that it be reduced or replaced with community service. He said that Churton is "genuinely remorseful," but "She is still not entirely able to understand what led her to the temptation to steal these books."

Maybe eleven months in prison will help her figure that out.

The judge who heard the appeal, Alan Mackenzie, will announce his decision next week.