AN ADULT MURDER CONVICTION MEANS AN ADULT SENTENCE

Tears of long-buried agony fell freely yesterday after a judge sentenced a teen as an adult who brutally murdered Brayton Bullock. Nickolas Bullock, Brayton's cousin, now 19, was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 10 years -- the maximum parole length allowed for a young offender. And, for the first time, his name can be made public after the judge lifted the publication ban on his identity. "Brayton's killer can no longer hide behind the Youth Criminal Justice Act," Tammy Bullock said. "He is a cold calculating killer. The public has the right to know." Bullock was just 16 when he stabbed his cousin 13 times in the back, head and chest after he lured him into Lackies Bush in south end Barrie on March 9, 2006. Last February, a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder. In his reasons for sentencing, Justice Alfred Stong said he was deeply troubled that there was no real motive for the killing, other than the fact that Nickolas bore a grudge against his cousin and his family. "This was unfathomable violence," said the judge. "That he would target his 14-year-old cousin to somehow get even with the family is more than concerning." The judge said he did not believe the Bullock family is safe if Nickolas was released in a few years if he sentenced him as a youth. He noted psychological reports show he has early signs of psychopathy, such as lack of empathy and a sense of his own superiority. The court heard that from an early age, Nickolas has had problems with aggression and bullying at school. As he got older, his defiance got worse, he skipped school and dabbled in drugs and alcohol. "Nick Bullock schemed and planned to kill a Bullock," the judge said. "He selected Brayton as his victim ... he plunged the knife so severely into his head that it pierced his skull bone and entered his brain. Brayton was over-powered in a life and death struggle that ensued in the dark depths of Lackies Bush." "Brayton was a loving, energetic, respectful, outgoing young man with a wonderful disposition," said the judge. "No decision I make will lessen the loss that you have experienced nor the sadness that permeates your life. The justice system is just not able to right such a terrible wrong," said the judge. Now, this killer may get to serve his sentence in a YOUTH facility and face parole at the age of 26. Even the JUDGE has concerns for the safety of this family if this killer is released! We CANNOT allow this to happen!! We have a RIGHT to have convicted murders kept behind bars! This man poses a danger to our society. WE THE UNDERSIGNED DEMAND THAT THIS CONVICTED MURDERER BE IMMEDIATELY SENTENCED TO SERVE OUT HIS ADULT SENTENCE IN AN ADULT FACILITY!

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