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Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail

AP  |  London 

A British judge has deferred sentencing an Oxford University student who pleaded guilty to stabbing her boyfriend in a drug-fueled argument, after remarking that the "extraordinary" woman might not be able to become a surgeon.

Oxford Crown Judge Ian Pringle last week put off sentencing 24-year-old Lavinia Woodward until September. He suggested he might not give her a custodial sentence.

The Oxford Times reported that Pringle reasoned that "if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to, would be a sentence which would be too severe."

Francis FitzGibbon, the Criminal Bar Association chair, said today that Pringle has given her a chance to address her drug addiction before sentencing.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 19:02 IST