Teacher convicted of manslaughter So the bloke gets to his daughter's house to find her locked in a bedroom with the kids, while the husband goes postal with a cricket bat. Daddy, over 30 years the lads senior, gets the bat off him and gives him a swift crack to the swede. At the first opportunity he gets the plod involved. Obviously they nick him - he's just killed the bloke - but while the judge AGREES that the guy's actions were justified, that he's no risk and an all-round top bloke, he still sends him down. Surely, if the actions were justified and the old geezer isn't a threat, that constitutes grounds for release?!