Now understand that there are animals that are even closer to us genetically: primates, dogs, pigs. (Yup, you and bacon are practically siblings.) But working with those animals presents more problems. Obviously, they’re bigger and more difficult to house and feed.
Nevertheless, The main thing is that all is well between God and me. I settled in my own heart long ago what the apostle Paul penned in the Holy Bible “To live is Christ, to die is gain” Philippians 1:21. Yes, cancer is a serious and deadly foe, but cancer isn’t as mysterious as it used to be.
“It is clear from the defensive injuries to his hands which David Wilson sustained that for at least part of the attack he was awake and conscious of what you were doing to him.”David Wilson was a 49 year old man with a loving family. Since leaving school he had a number of jobs and also served for some six or seven years as a special constable with Northumbria Police.”His murder has had a profound and traumatic effect on his entire family, as his daughter has movingly described.”In addition a number of witnesses who gave evidence during the trial spoke of him as a popular, gentle and helpful man.”They spoke too of the happiness which he had achieved as a result of the relationship with his new partner with whom he planned a life together.”All that has been taken away by this brutal and senseless murder.”The judge added: “This was a murder committed in the course of a burglary in which you used a knife to inflict deliberate and repeated injury.”There are other features of this case which underline the gravity of what you did.The victim was in his own bed, he presented no threat to you.”The injuries which you inflicted on David Wilson are such that I have no doubt that you intended to kill and not merely cause serious harm.”Mr Wilson’s body was found by his boyfriend, Mr Hoyle, at 11am on December 14, 2014, after he returned to their home from hospital, where he was treated for injuries he sustained in the earlier robbery.A lengthy police investigation was launched, during which the 999 recording made by Johnson was made public in an appeal for information. The jury heard that his voice was recognised and Johnson, of Mulberry Gardens, Gateshead, was arrested 18 months after Mr Wilson’s death.Mr Wilson’s daughter, Tara Wilson, said in a victim statement read to the court: “David was a popular man and a loving father.”Ms Wilson said her dad used to work as a security officer at a shopping centre in Durham, where he later became assistant manager.