Grieving Mother's Fight for Justice

A MOTHER whose 19-year-old son died after he was attacked in a street is to take part in a demonstration to demand British justice. Christopher Owen-Jones, from Stevenage, died after his head was kicked like a football in a row over a telephone number jus

A MOTHER whose 19-year-old son died after he was attacked in a street is to take part in a demonstration to demand British justice.

Christopher Owen-Jones, from Stevenage, died after his head was kicked like a football in a row over a telephone number just off Broadwater Crescent at 11.30pm on November 9, 2007.

He had been knocked to the ground by Steven Bangert, also 19, when he refused to give the number of the man who had sex with his older sister.

Bangert, of Blenheim Way, Stevenage denied murder but admitted manslaughter and was jailed for four years and nine months.

Speaking about the sentence, Christopher's mother, Sam Owen, said: "I just feel let down. People aren't being given tough enough sentences. There needs to be a deterrent."

Sam is taking part in the National Fight for Justice demonstration in London on March 28. She said: "I want to make people sit up and listen. If people faced tougher sentences, it may make them stop. It's not going to change things for my son, but it will send a message.

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