VIRGINIA BEACH — A judge ordered a Va. Beach man to spend 110 years behind bars for sexually assaulting two teenagers two years ago, the Commonwealth’s Attorney office told WVEC.com.
Malcolm Omarr Richards Jr., 19, pulled a gun on the two as they walked through an alley around 3:00 p.m. on May 1, 2009. He took their cell phones, their money and then sexually assaulted them.
We so often see violent criminals sentenced to insultingly short sentences that it’s nice to see one that will probably die of old age before he’s eligible for release. It’s still not ideal – he faced a maximum sentence of seven life terms plus 35 years – but it’s better than a lot of what we do see.
The best part?
Inmates who committed felony offenses on or after January 1, 1995 are not eligible for discretionary or mandatory parole. These inmates can earn a maximum of 4.5 days for each 30 days served. – Virginia Dept. of Corrections, Probation and Parole overview [emphasis mine]
So, theoretically, he could be eligible for ‘good behaviour’ release in 93 years, which would make him (assuming the age they gave is his current age) 112 years old before he can even think about being free again.
Since the death penalty isn’t applicable here, I can live with that sentence.
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[Source: WVEC.com article, retrieved 8/3/11]