Mary McKay was charged with stabbing Tarik Husan at a bus stop on Tollcross Road, Glasgow, for no apparent reason.
Mr Husan's friend Sarbaz Kamil asked McKay why she had attacked and she replied: "You're all terrorists."
Later McKay said: "I hope the guy is dead. I just stabbed a guy with the same colour of skin as a terrorist."
Ignoring the rampant racism (and why wasn't she charged with a racially aggravated crime), Ms McKay and her QC demonstrated a fine grasp of how not to plead mitigating circumstances. The mitigating excuse for her action deserves to be brought to a wider public, nay the world...
"Her intention was to take a 62 bus and stab her mother but she missed the bus and stabbed the complainer instead."
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