Sometimes there will be a story in the news that will be so horrible and tragic, it's hard to imagine why anyone would want to find out what's happening in the world. There are things that happen that are so unfair that it's sickening. While we can't avoid the news and the harsh reality of the world that we're living in, sometimes it's just horrible to read about what's going on. Sometimes things happen that we can't control, and it can make us so incredibly frustrated and upset. It can make you lose hope a little bit, quite honestly.
But, that's the world we live in. Sometimes wonderful things happen, and other times there are stories we read that are absolutely devastating.
It was reported this week that a man was found guilty of killing a 100-year-old Holocaust survivor. News broke that the 40-year-old man, Artur Waszkiewicz, has been sentenced to 15 years.
Sofija Kaczan was the victim of a handbag robbery turned deadly.
Sofija Kaczan death: Mugger jailed for killing 100-year-old woman https://t.co/PwlvZLsnO0— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK))1550148109.0
Kaczan was walking to a church near her home in Normanton, Derby when she was attacked.
40-year-old Artur Waszkiewicz has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing 100-year-old Zofija Kaczan in a… https://t.co/mbI0qveyly— Sky News Breaking (@Sky News Breaking)1550146329.0
Sofija Kaczan was a survivor of a Nazi prison camp.
A drug addict who killed a frail 100 year old Nazi prison camp survivor for £20 is set to be given a "lengthy pri… https://t.co/5W4VaCeUUr— Global's Newsroom (@Global's Newsroom)1550134212.0
He denied the charges of manslaughter and robbery.
Mugger, Artur Waszkiewicz, has been found guilty of killing 100-year-old Sofija Kaczan. She died days after the 40… https://t.co/mbqTcJ8XV5— BBC Radio Derby (@BBC Radio Derby)1550082101.0
Waszkiewicz was charged 15 years for manslaughter and seven years for robbery.
Judge Dean spoke directly about the convict.
via: Getty Images"What he did was dangerous. What he did, led to awful, awful consequences," he said.
Judge Dean also said that Waszkiewicz was arrogant during the trial.
Police have released images of 100-year-old Zofija Kaczan's injuries after she was attacked in #derby and left to b… https://t.co/D50iM3HSlO— ITV News Central (@ITV News Central)1550075646.0
He continued with his statement...
@BBCNews What a horrid and utterly sad case. From what I’ve heard from the people who knew her in Derby this lady w… https://t.co/hPBmOCszgf— Dr Carter Singh MBE (@Dr Carter Singh MBE)1550177361.0
It was reported that Waszkiewicz was on the search for an "easy target" to attack.
via: BBC NewsHe allegedly needed to meet a drug dealer and buy heroin.
Waszkiewicz then knocked on Sofija Kaczan's door.
via: Getty ImagesHe robbed her, taking her handbag, and left her to bleed in the street, reports BBC News.
Judge Dean called the upsetting situation "tragic irony."
100-year-old survived Holocaust. Then a drug-addicted mugger killed her as she walked to church https://t.co/XIUiwKdYgb— SCMP News (@SCMP News)1550181607.0
Judge Dean continued with his statement:
A man's due to go on trial today charged over the death of a 100 y/o woman in #Derby. Sofija Kaczan suffered a br… https://t.co/69VNufGa48— Gem News (@Gem News)1549264073.0
Mrs. Kaczan had been separated from her family during the war.
Such tragic events. Hopefully some resolution for Sofija's family. Sofija Kaczan death: Man charged with killin… https://t.co/mBX0u3tGHt— Sgt S. (@Sgt S.)1528493178.0