To quote one of my favourite sites, this is indeed a reason to blow up the world. Perhaps it is the fact that my own father is of a similar age (62) but the fact that an older man can go to the local shops and be beaten to death for allegedly skipping the queue is just appalling. I specifically find the fact that this man was summonsed from outside of the shop (from his car or even his home, perhaps?) and used lethal force to punish a man who may or may not have queue-jumped, cruel and excessive behaviour.
Right now I hope his lady friend is contemplating a life without her male counterpart and I hope she is embarking on the long process of grieving and mourning that inevitably accompanies the realisation that someone you love is not dying or terminally ill, but that they are going to prison for the rest of their days. I hope those feelings have a strong guilt component because were she not such a fine, upstanding pillar of the thug community, he may not have committed the crime.
For his part, the alleged perpetrator Tony Virasami can rot in jail until death is a welcome escape in 25 or so years time.
And for the family of Kevin Tripp... my Dad is lovely and vibrant and an inspiration to me. To think that some scum of the earth could take him from me... well, you have all my thoughts and sympathy.