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No justice for Joe Cinque
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2017
I first heard about this case on Deadly Women "In Cold Blood", and I’ve never forgotten it. The murder of Joe Cinque at the hands of girlfriend, Anu Singh, is one of Australia’s most bizarre murders. What makes the murder of Joe Cinque so tragic is that many people knew it was going to happen, and did nothing to stop it. Prior to the murder, Anu told numerous people that she was planning to kill Joe. But none of those people bothered to warn Joe.
Anu Singh was, and still is, a very manipulative person. And to this day, she doesn't really feel remorse for what she did to Joe or his family. I saw an interview that she did recently. She said she was sorry for what she did, and wished she could "turn back the clock"; but she soon began to talk about how she was suffering mentally at the time she killed Joe. It's all about her, even 20 years later. She only cares about herself and how her life’s been affected. The most shocking thing about the outcome of this case is that she was convicted of manslaughter (a travesty) when it’s so clear that it was calculated, premeditated murder. How the judge that presided over the case found her guilty of manslaughter is beyond me. Her defense lawyer presented an argument for “diminished responsibility” brought on by supposed mental illness. Diminished responsibility, my foot. She knew exactly what she was doing. She was manipulating people then, and she's manipulating people now. The worst part is she received a sentence of just 10 years for manslaughter and served only 4 before being released. Anu Singh got away with murder, no doubt about it. And the people who knew of her plan and stood back and let it happen, are guilty right along with her. People say she's crazy. She's crazy like a fox.
Helen Garner gave dignity back to Joe Cinque. A young man who has been largely overlooked and forgotten. Anu Singh has portrayed herself as the victim from day one, but she's no victim. The real victim is Joe Cinque. Joe Cinque was not only a victim of Anu Singh, but also of the Australian justice system.