Daniel and Samuel Sledden have again shown how the combination of a demonstrably low intellect and access to social media can be a terrible combination. The two drug dealing brothers were pulled back into court in England by Judge Beverley Lunt after they posted abusive remarks — mocking her for giving them only probation. That directly contradicted the expressions of remorse that the brothers had just made as the basis for suspended sentences.
The brothers admitted being involved in the supply of cannabis between May and September 2014.
Just forty minutes after leaving Burnley Crown Court, Daniel, 27, posted online: “Cannot believe my luck 2 year suspended sentence (sic) beats the 3 year jail yes pal!” He then added “Beverly [sic] Lunt go suck my cock”.
Showing that intelligence levels really are set genetically, his brother, Samuel, 22, then wrote: “What a day it’s been Burnley crown court! Up ur **** aha nice 2 year suspended…”
What is particularly bizarre is that they were heaping insults on a judge who cut them a huge amount of slack in handing down suspended sentences. The postings did not sit well with Lunt who called the men back to court and stated “The question I have to ask myself is this: if I had not known their real feelings at being in court would I have accepted their remorse and contrition, and suspended the sentence.And the answer is of course not.” So now the two brothers will spend two years in jail thinking about the perils of social media.