"feel" the consequences of your actions
"Yes also technically it is not life as he is eligible for parole at age 112"
Commit the crime, do the time. This should deter others from doing the same. As for me, I hope he enjoys his permanent stay in the iron bar hotel.
If he truly reforms, he could hope for a pardon. But I doubt he'd get it.
so what crimes did this alleged scumbag commit again???
"committing 18 crimes — including robbery — on a single day when he was 16"
I wonder if he was thinking "I'm going to get away with this because I'm 'underage' "
"robbed a group of volunteers who were delivering Christmas presents in December 1995"
"Bostic and 18-year-old Donald Hutson fired two shots, one of which grazed a person"
"carjacked a woman who Hutson robbed and fondled before releasing her"
(from http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/missouri-defends-teen-241-year-sentence-article-1.3879037 minus the touchy-feely-liberal-lefty-poor-widdle-snowflakes-babble)
So we can say: armed robbery, attempted murder II (not premeditated), carjacking [apparently armed], accessory to sexual battery, accessory to armed robbery, and 13 or so other crimes.
Yes. Add up those sentences. The guy he was committing the crimes with apparently plead guilty and only got 30 years in a plea bargain. ONLY got 30 years. It was _THAT_ bad. Don't let the whiny-socialist-leftist-bleaters and their oh-my-heart-it-bleeds-for-you rendition of 'Hearts and Flowers' on the world's smallest violin manipulate you into thinking otherwise. Those to DEFINITELY deserve their sentences.
And the younger one DARED to claim he was INNOCENT! And that explains the 240 or so years' worth of jail time he got. Isn't that the point of plea bargain, to AVOID that? And without actually HANDING OUT that kind of sentence to those ARROGANT enough to claim "innocence" like that, and being made an EXAMPLE out of, then NOBODY will EVAR go for the plea bargain AGAIN!
And his lawyer should be ashamed of himself for NOT convincing his client to plead GUILTY...
Future potential victims can rejoice at his incarceration, too. I doubt that the lady who's car was jacked while she gets robbed and sexually assaulted would want EITHER of them out of prison!