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A man who tortured his sister, subjecting her to “terrifying violence” for four
hours while listening to the music of EMINEM, was locked
away for ten years after a hearing at LINCOLN CROWN
COURT yesterday (February 14).
The court was told how the victim, 17-year-old Emma
Sleight, thought she was going to die during the attack. They heard
how her brother Anthony Sleight, 20, tied her to a chair, hit
her 20 times on the head and cut her neck twice with a kitchen knife.
Throughout the attack he played the songs of Eminem.
Emma was alone in the family home in Bourne,
Lincolnshire when Sleight burst in. He had
previously been banned from the house by their mother.
Judge Michael Heath told Sleight he was
lucky not to have killed Emma.
Sleight’s solicitor Robert Mayo, was at
pains not to associate Eminem with blame for the violence.
“During the course of the incident a record was played by an artist who has
been criticised by music lovers and psychologists for his ability to stir up hatred
in young people,” he said. “It would have been very easy for Mr
Sleight in his interviews with the police and with the
probation officer to blame the artist. He didn’t.”
Sleight was sent to a young offenders institution for 10
years. He admitted admitting causing grevious bodily harm with intent.
Meanwhile, as reported earlier on NME.COM,
Eminem himself was in court yesterday. He plead guilty to a
charge of carrying a concealed weapon during a brief appearance in
Macomb County Court. The charge related to an incident on
June 4 2000, when he was said to have pistol-whipped a love rival he saw
kissing his wife Kim in the car-park of a