A reader sent this in
Did you know his trial is over? Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge’s comments on TV or Radio?
I didn’t think so.!!!
Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.
Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his ‘allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam and to the religion of Allah,’ defiantly stating, ‘I think I will not apologize for my actions’ and told the court ‘I am at war with your country.’
Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:
â€śJudge Young: ‘Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.
â€śOn counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively. (That’s 80 years.)
â€śOn count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that’s an aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government’s recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.
â€śThe Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment. The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.
â€śThis is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Read more »