Curtis Thompson – Repeat Sex Offender – Awaiting Sentence for Murder

CIVIL CONFINEMENT WOULD HAVE SAVED THE WOMAN’S LIFE

A rapist already sentenced to life in prison is scheduled to receive another sentence Wednesday in Seattle for murder.

Forty-five-year-old Curtis Thompson was convicted last month in King County Superior Court of stabbing a woman to death – with a screwdriver – during a sexual attack. It was the third conviction for Thompson for a crime spree in August 2004 that included rape and assaults.

Thompson previously spent time in prison for four rapes, but in 2003 a Seattle jury declined to commit him as a sex predator because he said religion had transformed his life.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Michael McGill – Repeat Sex Offender – Violated parole within 2 weeks of release

UPDATED

A convicted sex offender recently released from prison, had his parole revoked Tuesday. A judge ordered Michael McGill back to prison for another two years.

Tuesday morning McGill told a judge via video conference from the Newton Correctional Facility, how he planned to commit a bank robbery, take hostages, and commit several other sexual assaults.

McGill was released from prison on March 28th, only to return four days later for a parole violation. Last April, McGill was convicted of inappropriately grabbing a man with intent to commit sexual abuse.

From March 28 2009

“Please throw the book at me … I’m harmful to others I should be locked up for life,” he wrote in block letters that resemble a child’s writing. “I will sexual abuse men. Do this for the safe (sic) of others then I be able not to hurt anyone else. Judge I’m begging you to put me away.”

In another place he wrote that he had told his two 7-year-old male victims, “I will do more sex crimes with boys 4 to 14. I will molest with boys 15 to 18.”

McGill writes: “The reason why I molest boys. It give me the thrill to be in control of their penises and tell them what to do. …”

McGill, 50, wrote that his sexual offenses date to 1976 and that there were 15 victims.

A convicted sex offender due to be released Saturday from prison after serving 11 months warned in letters that if set free, he would reoffend, even against children. In the letters, Michael McGill begged authorities to keep him locked up for life.

“Please throw the book at me … I’m harmful to others I should be locked up for life,” he wrote in block letters that resemble a child’s writing. “I will sexual abuse men. Do this for the safe (sic) of others then I be able not to hurt anyone else. Judge I’m begging you to put me away.”

In another place he wrote that he had told his two 7-year-old male victims, “I will do more sex crimes with boys 4 to 14. I will molest with boys 15 to 18.”

Neither the Polk County attorney’s office, which prosecuted McGill and distributed his letters to other agencies, nor the Iowa Board of Parole, nor the attorney general’s office, which handles civil commitments for sexually violent predators, says it can do anything to prevent McGill’s release.

McGill will at least initially be housed at the community-based Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility, which he won’t be allowed to leave without an officer’s escort. He is supposed to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet at all times and be under maximum supervision for 10 years. But is that enough?

His letters, spanning 22 pages, were obtained Thursday by The Des Moines Register. It’s unclear whether he was addressing anyone in particular. They were written at some point after his latest arrest, in April 2008. Assistant Polk County Attorney Jeff Noble got them June 13, 2008, and sent them days later to officials at the Des Moines Police Department, the Iowa Board of Parole and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. McGill, 50, wrote that his sexual offenses date to 1976 and that there were 15 victims.

Noble got McGill convicted of his latest offense, intent to commit sexual abuse. McGill tried to grab the penis of a 21-year-old man in a restroom at Valley West Mall on April 30, 2008. In a letter attached to McGill’s letters, Noble wrote that in the very week that McGill was arrested for that crime, he had also been arrested for “viewing or attempting to view” under the stalls in a public men’s room using a mirror. He pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and criminal mischief and was fined $100.

“He apparently maintained his position – that he is a danger to others and intends to reoffend – even after he was incarcerated,” Noble wrote.

“Obviously,” wrote Noble, “these letters are relevant to placement, treatment, parole, supervision, civil commitment and possibly further investigation into other crimes.”

McGill’s letters acknowledge both of the April 2008 incidents. McGill also wrote that among other incidents he:

• Was banned in 1990 from the “Gallery book store” for soliciting sex with young men.

• Was banned from “Younkys” downtown for having sex in a restroom with another man.

• Used a compact mirror in 1990 to look at the genitalia of a child in the next stall, then crawled underneath and had forcible sex with him.

• Approached a boy from behind at a urinal at Merle Hay Mall and molested him in the mid-’90s.

The accounts are sickening and scary.

In one letter, McGill writes: “The reason why I molest boys. It give me the thrill to be in control of their penises and tell them what to do. …”

Yet all those involved in his case say they have no choice but to let him out.

The Iowa Board of Parole had no choice but to approve him for a parole release because he completed the 11 months required on a special 10-year sentence created by the Iowa Legislature, according to executive director Clarence Key Jr. That sentence dictates the supervision he will get after release. Iowa law provides for civil commitment for certain sexually violent predators who have completed their criminal sentences but are considered too dangerous to be out in society.

A five-member Prosecutors Review Committee, appointed by the attorney general, and the county prosecutor who handled the case decide whether to pursue a civil-commitment hearing, according to Bob Brammer, spokesman for the Iowa attorney general’s office.

Brammer said the committee referred McGill’s case to a psychologist who examined McGill and reviewed his records and determined he did not meet the criteria for a civil commitment. He said without the psychologist finding the need for civil commitment, the committee cannot proceed with it. A multidisciplinary team appointed by the director of the Department of Correctional Services reached the same conclusion, Brammer said.

Among the criteria, the person must suffer from a mental abnormality that makes him or her likely to engage in predatory acts, and must have been charged with or convicted of a sexually violent offense. Brammer said McGill’s record contains three other arrests, one for indecent exposure.

Brammer said the psychologist, whom he did not name,
was aware of McGill’s letters.


Beth Barnhill heads the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and sits on the multidisciplinary committee. She said the civil-commitment law is written so narrowly that few sex offenders meet the criteria. “Yes, I think the public is at risk,” she said of McGill’s release.

Barnhill says there is more leverage for holding someone like McGill longer if the original charge is for a higher-level offense or more than one offense.

Asked why McGill’s two April 2008 offenses weren’t combined for a higher-level offense, Noble said that criminal mischief and criminal trespass are simple misdemeanors, which are nonindictable.

Is he concerned about McGill’s release?

“Any sex offender in the community is a concern, some more than others,” is all Noble would say.

All of this makes technical sense, and yet something here defies common sense. A man who admits to being a pedophile, to getting a thrill from sexually assaulting people, who says he has done it multiple times and will do it again, will be released from prison tomorrow, and there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it?

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Craig Potterton – Repeat Sex Offender – raped 78 year old woman for 3 hours

A SEX offender might never leave jail again after he subjected a 78-year-old widow to a three-hour late-night rape ordeal in her home.

Craig Potterton, 23, half-strangled the York pensioner, threatened to kill her and ignored her repeated demands to leave her sheltered accommodation after knocking on her door at midnight last September, Christine Egerton, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told York Crown Court.

He was on parole at the time from a lengthy jail sentence for robbing a fellow hostel resident and also had previous sex convictions.

He eventually left after 3am on Saturday, September 20. It was days before the victim could tell the police what had happened.

Four years before the rape, Potterton had stolen the pensioner’s jewellery and cash after she had taken pity on him when he was homeless and allowed him to stay with her for a few weeks. Giving him an indefinite sentence for public protection, the Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, told him: “She is a lady who has treated you with kindness in the past. What you did to her was dreadful. One can only imagine the thoughts running through that 78-year-old lady’s head. What had she done to deserve such treatment?” He called Potterton “very dangerous” and warned him that though he could apply for parole after five years, “it may well be you will be detained indefinitely.”

Detective Inspector Maria Taylor said: “I would like to pay tribute to the victim who has been through a terrifying ordeal at the hands of Potterton. Today’s sentence reflects the seriousness of this heinous crime, which although very rare, has a devastating effect on victims. We are pleased that a very dangerous, callous and violent individual has been taken off the streets”

Potterton will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life after he pleaded guilty to rape.

Miss Egerton said he had been released from jail to live in a Dewsbury probation hostel six weeks before the rape. But he broke his parole conditions by taking alcohol to the hostel. Fearing he would be sent back to jail, he caught a train to York. He knew the widow because a friend of hers had introduced them four years earlier.

Potterton pleaded guilty on the basis that he had gone to her home seeking a place to sleep. His barrister Nicholas Barker said he had smoked cannabis, drunk alcohol and taken Ecstasy before the rape. He had not planned the crime. He had had a disrupted childhood that left him angry and dysfunctional.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Michael McGill – Repeat Sex Offender – To be released despite his threats to reoffend

“Please throw the book at me … I’m harmful to others I should be locked up for life,” he wrote in block letters that resemble a child’s writing. “I will sexual abuse men. Do this for the safe (sic) of others then I be able not to hurt anyone else. Judge I’m begging you to put me away.”

In another place he wrote that he had told his two 7-year-old male victims, “I will do more sex crimes with boys 4 to 14. I will molest with boys 15 to 18.”

McGill writes: “The reason why I molest boys. It give me the thrill to be in control of their penises and tell them what to do. …”

McGill, 50, wrote that his sexual offenses date to 1976 and that there were 15 victims.

A convicted sex offender due to be released Saturday from prison after serving 11 months warned in letters that if set free, he would reoffend, even against children. In the letters, Michael McGill begged authorities to keep him locked up for life.

“Please throw the book at me … I’m harmful to others I should be locked up for life,” he wrote in block letters that resemble a child’s writing. “I will sexual abuse men. Do this for the safe (sic) of others then I be able not to hurt anyone else. Judge I’m begging you to put me away.”

In another place he wrote that he had told his two 7-year-old male victims, “I will do more sex crimes with boys 4 to 14. I will molest with boys 15 to 18.”

Neither the Polk County attorney’s office, which prosecuted McGill and distributed his letters to other agencies, nor the Iowa Board of Parole, nor the attorney general’s office, which handles civil commitments for sexually violent predators, says it can do anything to prevent McGill’s release.

McGill will at least initially be housed at the community-based Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility, which he won’t be allowed to leave without an officer’s escort. He is supposed to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet at all times and be under maximum supervision for 10 years. But is that enough?

His letters, spanning 22 pages, were obtained Thursday by The Des Moines Register. It’s unclear whether he was addressing anyone in particular. They were written at some point after his latest arrest, in April 2008. Assistant Polk County Attorney Jeff Noble got them June 13, 2008, and sent them days later to officials at the Des Moines Police Department, the Iowa Board of Parole and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. McGill, 50, wrote that his sexual offenses date to 1976 and that there were 15 victims.

Noble got McGill convicted of his latest offense, intent to commit sexual abuse. McGill tried to grab the penis of a 21-year-old man in a restroom at Valley West Mall on April 30, 2008. In a letter attached to McGill’s letters, Noble wrote that in the very week that McGill was arrested for that crime, he had also been arrested for “viewing or attempting to view” under the stalls in a public men’s room using a mirror. He pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and criminal mischief and was fined $100.

“He apparently maintained his position – that he is a danger to others and intends to reoffend – even after he was incarcerated,” Noble wrote.

“Obviously,” wrote Noble, “these letters are relevant to placement, treatment, parole, supervision, civil commitment and possibly further investigation into other crimes.”

McGill’s letters acknowledge both of the April 2008 incidents. McGill also wrote that among other incidents he:

• Was banned in 1990 from the “Gallery book store” for soliciting sex with young men.

• Was banned from “Younkys” downtown for having sex in a restroom with another man.

• Used a compact mirror in 1990 to look at the genitalia of a child in the next stall, then crawled underneath and had forcible sex with him.

• Approached a boy from behind at a urinal at Merle Hay Mall and molested him in the mid-’90s.

The accounts are sickening and scary.

In one letter, McGill writes: “The reason why I molest boys. It give me the thrill to be in control of their penises and tell them what to do. …”

Yet all those involved in his case say they have no choice but to let him out.

The Iowa Board of Parole had no choice but to approve him for a parole release because he completed the 11 months required on a special 10-year sentence created by the Iowa Legislature, according to executive director Clarence Key Jr. That sentence dictates the supervision he will get after release. Iowa law provides for civil commitment for certain sexually violent predators who have completed their criminal sentences but are considered too dangerous to be out in society.

A five-member Prosecutors Review Committee, appointed by the attorney general, and the county prosecutor who handled the case decide whether to pursue a civil-commitment hearing, according to Bob Brammer, spokesman for the Iowa attorney general’s office.

Brammer said the committee referred McGill’s case to a psychologist who examined McGill and reviewed his records and determined he did not meet the criteria for a civil commitment. He said without the psychologist finding the need for civil commitment, the committee cannot proceed with it. A multidisciplinary team appointed by the director of the Department of Correctional Services reached the same conclusion, Brammer said.

Among the criteria, the person must suffer from a mental abnormality that makes him or her likely to engage in predatory acts, and must have been charged with or convicted of a sexually violent offense. Brammer said McGill’s record contains three other arrests, one for indecent exposure.

Brammer said the psychologist, whom he did not name,
was aware of McGill’s letters.


Beth Barnhill heads the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and sits on the multidisciplinary committee. She said the civil-commitment law is written so narrowly that few sex offenders meet the criteria. “Yes, I think the public is at risk,” she said of McGill’s release.

Barnhill says there is more leverage for holding someone like McGill longer if the original charge is for a higher-level offense or more than one offense.

Asked why McGill’s two April 2008 offenses weren’t combined for a higher-level offense, Noble said that criminal mischief and criminal trespass are simple misdemeanors, which are nonindictable.

Is he concerned about McGill’s release?

“Any sex offender in the community is a concern, some more than others,” is all Noble would say.

All of this makes technical sense, and yet something here defies common sense. A man who admits to being a pedophile, to getting a thrill from sexually assaulting people, who says he has done it multiple times and will do it again, will be released from prison tomorrow, and there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it?

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Christopher Tatara – Child Molester threatens to "do it again"

He also told psychologist Ray Quackenbush that if he was released from prison, he would likely re-offend and, if his life was not going well, he might kill the victim, according to the petition. He said he had molested 58 victims, including the two rural McHenry girls involved in the criminal case.

Quackenbush’s report also indicated Tatara had tested positive for cocaine at birth and had claimed to be involved in occult practices since age 5. He said his heroes were serial killers and rapists John Wayne Gacy Jr. and Jeffrey Dahmer.

A 26-year-old former McHenry man who sexually assaulted two young girls about 10 years ago will remain in custody while authorities try to have him committed as a sexually violent person.

Christopher Tatara on Tuesday formally waived his right to a hearing to determine if there was probable cause to hold him.

Tatara will finish his eight-year prison sentence Feb. 17, Attorney General’s spokesman Scott Mulford said.

“Then at that point is when custody goes from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Human Services,” Mulford said. “He will be housed at Department of Human Services’ Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility.”

Tatara will appear before Judge Sharon Prather on March 27 for a status hearing.

Ultimately, a judge or jury could determine at trial whether he is sexually violent, which includes having a mental disorder.

If he is committed, he could request a hearing after six months, and then annually, to see if he has made enough progress to be released.

Tatara’s criminal convictions indicate he molested a 9-year-old girl in June 1999 and impregnated a 12-year-old girl in April 1999.

Tatara told a psychologist that he abused both girls multiple times a day for years, according to a psychologist’s report filed with the court Thursday.

When he was about 16, he convinced the older girl to run away with him for about two weeks so he could have sex with her. He initially blamed the girl for getting pregnant, but told the psychologist he no longer did.

He also told psychologist Ray Quackenbush that if he was released from prison, he would likely re-offend and, if his life was not going well, he might kill the victim, according to the petition. He said he had molested 58 victims, including the two rural McHenry girls involved in the criminal case.

Quackenbush’s report also indicated Tatara had tested positive for cocaine at birth and had claimed to be involved in occult practices since age 5. He said his heroes were serial killers and rapists John Wayne Gacy Jr. and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Gary Lee Greer – Crazed Repeat Offender


The Boone Police Department charged a Creston sex offender with three counts of felony first-degree burglary following several bizarre break-ins last Friday.

Gary Lee Greer, 36, formerly of Watauga County, was charged in connection with break-ins at three downtown Boone apartments.

The apartments, one on Water Street and two on Howard Street, were occupied at the time of the break-ins.

Two female and one male victims told police they awoke in their bedrooms to find Greer standing over them. He was also charged with a misdemeanor assault on a female in connection to the incidents.

A search of the North Carolina sex offender registry revealed Greer is a registered sex offender based on a conviction of second degree rape in Johnson County in 2005.

He was released from the Department of Corrections in June 2008.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gary Lee Greer – Crazed Repeat Offender


The Boone Police Department charged a Creston sex offender with three counts of felony first-degree burglary following several bizarre break-ins last Friday.

Gary Lee Greer, 36, formerly of Watauga County, was charged in connection with break-ins at three downtown Boone apartments.

The apartments, one on Water Street and two on Howard Street, were occupied at the time of the break-ins.

Two female and one male victims told police they awoke in their bedrooms to find Greer standing over them. He was also charged with a misdemeanor assault on a female in connection to the incidents.

A search of the North Carolina sex offender registry revealed Greer is a registered sex offender based on a conviction of second degree rape in Johnson County in 2005.

He was released from the Department of Corrections in June 2008.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Levi Dale Lucas – Destructs Hospital when he doesn’t get his way

A registered sex offender who went to Providence Medford Medical Center for an injured finger Saturday night went berserk in the emergency room, smearing blood on the wall and destroying medical equipment, according to Medford police.

“It was just such outlandish, disappointing behavior,” said police Sgt. Mark Boone. “It was very vicious. He got frustrated because he was waiting.”

Levi Dale Lucas, 21, of Central Point and Kassandra Jean Godfrey, 22, of Medford were arrested on felony criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges. Lucas is a registered sex offender and is in the Jackson County jail, being held without bail. Godfrey remained in custody Sunday night on $20,000 bail.

Lucas also was arrested on Nov. 6 on charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon and a parole violation. Lucas appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and attempted assault on a peace officer in 2005.

Boone said Lucas became angry after waiting about 13 minutes before he was seen for his finger, and to help appease him, hospital staff took him to a room.

“While he was in the room, he moved the curtains, locked the doors and broke up the inside of the room,” Boone said.

Medical equipment was destroyed and other equipment will have to be recalibrated before it can be used.

“The entire room had to be sanitized because the subject smeared his bloody hand on the wall,” said Boone.

When hospital staff managed to enter the room, Boone said Lucas confronted them.

“They got back in there to suture up his finger,” he said. “He was challenging some of the staff to fight outside.”

Boone said Lucas and Godfrey showed no signs of intoxication despite their unusual behavior.

Lucas injured his finger when the flesh became crushed by the side of an engine block.

After police arrived, Lucas’ finger was sutured before he was taken to jail, said Boone.

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Steven Holmes – Violent Rapist gets 15 to 20 years

“Steven is not a bad person – he just has issues.”

–Aunt Carolyn


A 19-year-old North Philadelphia man who beat and sexually assaulted a Temple student in a campus building last year will serve 15 to 20 years in prison, followed by 27 years of probation.

Steven Holmes, who pleaded guilty in May to attacking the student last November, was sentenced yesterday for aggravated assault, aggravated indecent assault and related offenses.

Common Pleas Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns also ruled that Holmes will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law upon his release.

“I don’t know where that system failed,” Shreeves-Johns said in court, referring to Holmes’ lengthy juvenile criminal record. “You need to be watched for the greater portion of your life.”

On Nov. 1, 2007, the victim was locking up a classroom in Anderson Hall on Temple’s campus when a masked Holmes grabbed her from behind. He dragged her to a bathroom where he savagely beat her, choked her until she passed out and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities have said that the bathroom was covered in blood.

“Although I may have physically survived a vicious attack, a part of me didn’t,” the victim said in her statement yesterday. “I lost more than my personal belongings that night. I lost part of myself.”

The defense argued that Holmes, who lived on 11th Street near Berks, about half a block from Anderson, is mentally ill, citing that he was previously on medication for schizophrenia. The defense also said that he has no recollection of the incident because he was high on PCP at the time.

“He should be so lucky [not to remember the attack],” the victim said during her statement. “Because I will always have memories.”

Public Defender Tracy Frederick asked that the judge strongly consider rehabilitation in the case, because none of Holmes’ previous charges was as serious, and said that, at 19, he is just beyond the juvenile system.

Frederick said Holmes requested to write an apology letter to the victim in July.

“He feels horrible about it,” she said. “He wants the victim to know how sorry he is.”

“Steven is not a bad person,” Carolyn Young, Holmes’ aunt, told the judge after apologizing to the victim’s family. “He’s a really loving person – he just has issues.”

The defense also requested that Holmes be placed in State Correctional Institution Waymart, a facility for mentally disabled inmates. He will be held there so he can undergo mental health treatment during his incarceration.

Assistant District Attorney Bill Davis had requested that Holmes be sentenced to at least 35 years’ incarceration, based on his rate of recidivism as a juvenile.

Just before the sentencing, Shreeves-Johns asked Holmes if he had anything to say.

“I just need help, your Honor,” he said quietly, after apologizing for the incident.

Shreeves-Johns recognized that Holmes is mentally ill, but said his claimed use of PCP during the assault had been voluntary. In addition to incarceration and probation, she ordered him to undergo psychiatric counseling, anger-management therapy, random urinalysis and drug treatment. *

Published in: on November 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Steven Holmes – Violent Rapist gets 15 to 20 years

“Steven is not a bad person – he just has issues.”

–Aunt Carolyn


A 19-year-old North Philadelphia man who beat and sexually assaulted a Temple student in a campus building last year will serve 15 to 20 years in prison, followed by 27 years of probation.

Steven Holmes, who pleaded guilty in May to attacking the student last November, was sentenced yesterday for aggravated assault, aggravated indecent assault and related offenses.

Common Pleas Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns also ruled that Holmes will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law upon his release.

“I don’t know where that system failed,” Shreeves-Johns said in court, referring to Holmes’ lengthy juvenile criminal record. “You need to be watched for the greater portion of your life.”

On Nov. 1, 2007, the victim was locking up a classroom in Anderson Hall on Temple’s campus when a masked Holmes grabbed her from behind. He dragged her to a bathroom where he savagely beat her, choked her until she passed out and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities have said that the bathroom was covered in blood.

“Although I may have physically survived a vicious attack, a part of me didn’t,” the victim said in her statement yesterday. “I lost more than my personal belongings that night. I lost part of myself.”

The defense argued that Holmes, who lived on 11th Street near Berks, about half a block from Anderson, is mentally ill, citing that he was previously on medication for schizophrenia. The defense also said that he has no recollection of the incident because he was high on PCP at the time.

“He should be so lucky [not to remember the attack],” the victim said during her statement. “Because I will always have memories.”

Public Defender Tracy Frederick asked that the judge strongly consider rehabilitation in the case, because none of Holmes’ previous charges was as serious, and said that, at 19, he is just beyond the juvenile system.

Frederick said Holmes requested to write an apology letter to the victim in July.

“He feels horrible about it,” she said. “He wants the victim to know how sorry he is.”

“Steven is not a bad person,” Carolyn Young, Holmes’ aunt, told the judge after apologizing to the victim’s family. “He’s a really loving person – he just has issues.”

The defense also requested that Holmes be placed in State Correctional Institution Waymart, a facility for mentally disabled inmates. He will be held there so he can undergo mental health treatment during his incarceration.

Assistant District Attorney Bill Davis had requested that Holmes be sentenced to at least 35 years’ incarceration, based on his rate of recidivism as a juvenile.

Just before the sentencing, Shreeves-Johns asked Holmes if he had anything to say.

“I just need help, your Honor,” he said quietly, after apologizing for the incident.

Shreeves-Johns recognized that Holmes is mentally ill, but said his claimed use of PCP during the assault had been voluntary. In addition to incarceration and probation, she ordered him to undergo psychiatric counseling, anger-management therapy, random urinalysis and drug treatment. *

Published in: on November 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment