Anglophile & registered demwit
- May 15, 2010
- Reaction score
Originally Posted by LyndyLoo
I do think the Judge will actually hold a "Sentencing Day" down the road..This part is just deciding LWOP or Death" for the 12 murderedx 2 counts. The later sentencing will be when he announces his decision on the other 140+ guilty charges.
I do hope he doesn't merge or make those sentenced years for those charges ..The other term Judges use is concurrent versus consecutive which means they add all those years to his DP or LWOP. Just as an exclamation mark.
Also this is when the victim can actually address J. directly and tell him exactly what they think!! The impact testimony in Phase 3 was just the rebuttal to the defences PITY PARTY of phase 2.
This part can be huge!! I watched every minute of one where the victim's 2 daughters and two sons individually looked straight at the convicted defendant (who had raped & killed their very active and well-known 62-year-old mother) & told him what and how they felt, and how it affected him/her.
One line I will never forget is what one daughter said of the defendant's taking their mother from them:
"We weren't through loving her yet." Oh, talk about boo-hoo-ing, I was in a little wet puddle. What an amazing and sad, sad, but beautiful, thing to say.