Brutal two-time rapist and murderer learned felt how powerful justice is and after showing arrogance instead of deep regret, the judge was unable to remain tolerant anymore. The jails in the country are full and the murder and rape rates are skyrocketing, especially in cities like Chicago or Baltimore. However, some of them are punished properly, but still, the authorities should take more radical measures against the criminals, especially in the big cities.
Queena Phu was a bright and beautiful high school senior headed to the University of Florida before she was viciously attacked and raped by Kendrick Morris.
As a result of injuries sustained in the attack by Morris, Queena was left paralyzed, blind and mute. She requires constant care from her family. That is all that remained of her future after Morris’s attack that a Florida judge called, “heinous, atrocious and cruel.”
Morris received a sentence of 65-years in prison with the provision that the sentence be reconsidered in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires sentences for juvenile offenders be reviewed.
That review took place this week, but if Morris was looking for leniency, he was in the wrong courtroom as Judge Chet Tharpe dashed any hope for an early release.
As the convicted rapist stood expressionless, Judge Tharpe acknowledged that Morris was young when he committed the rapes and the brutal assault against Phu, but that was as far as the judge would go after considering the testimony of Phu’s family.
“The court finds that the nature of the defendants crimes in these two cases was especially heinous and brutal. The court finds the defendant’s crimes were sexually violent in nature. These crimes were particularly atrocious and cruel. Accordingly, life sentences are the only appropriate sentences in this case,” said Tharpe.
While Queena’s family, who was in court for the ruling, was relieved to hear the sentence upheld, her sister, Anna, said both lives received “life sentences.”
“I want to say that it’s a victory, but it seems wrong to say that I believe justice was served, but in the end, both lives are sentenced life.”
What do you think about this decision? Was it the right decision, the judge seemed very confident. Well, this man did something horrible and now he is going where all rapists go- in jail. He nearly killed the poor girl. This is the face of violence and gangster subculture inside the society.
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