Almost every day when I read the paper I'm shocked about what criminals and mental cases get away with.
Guy stabs ex girlfriend fourteen times with a kitchen knife right in front of their two kids. He leaves the woman for dead and takes off. Miraculously the woman survived it because the kids called 911 right away and he didn't hit any vital arteries or organs.
Guy got 6 years for that.
Attempted murder in a savage way with a knife (14 stabs is definitely psychopath territory), one huge bloody mess, right in front of two kids. How much would you get for this in the US, I wonder?