Saturday, February 20, 2010

Horrible crime

Forty years doesn't sound like much considering what was done to the victim.

Man gets 40 years in kidnap, torture
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News 
Jurors sentenced a San Antonio man to 40 years in prison Friday for kidnapping a woman, raping her and subjecting her to an hours-long torture session that included burning her and pulling her teeth out with pliers.

Matthew Earl Gaither, 22, was found guilty Thursday of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping — first-degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison.

In addition to the 40-year term for rape, Gaither was ordered to pay $20,000 in fines and serve a concurrent 30-year term for the kidnapping charge.

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