THE family of Frazer Bradshaw has been joined in their criticism of the justice system by the family of a man murdered in Hayes four years ago.
The Gazette reported last week how Nathan Doherty, 20, (pictured) of West Drayton, was sentenced to four years in jail for manslaughter, but could be out in as little as two.
He had pleaded guilty to killing Frazer Bradshaw outside the St James pub, in High Street, Cowley, earlier this year, and was serving a suspended sentence for violence at the time of the attack.
Maxine Dark, the sister of Ronnie Dark, who was killed in October 2006 near The Adam and Eve pub, in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, has backed the Bradshaw family's stance that the justice system is too lenient.
She said: "If someone dies after being a victim of violence by another they should spend the rest of their lives rotting in prison it should be a life for a life.
"Does the government stop and think how we, as family of the victim, become victims ourselves?
"Our daily life is a sentence and it is we who serve the time, for it stays with us every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every month, and then it grows into years.
"Whoever said time was a healer talks a lot of rubbish. We never heal; we are just made to live with it.
"The man who took my brother's life got 12 months - some justice - at the Inner London Crown Court, and he was home five and a half months later.
"I had so prayed justice would be served with Frazer, yet once again the system let us down."
Ronnie Dark, a former security guard and father-of-six, died at Hillingdon Hospital.
Last week in the Gazette, Frazer's brother, Warren, said his family felt as though the system had killed Frazer as much as his attacker, by failing to impose a longer sentence on Doherty.