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Violent rapist, Kendrick Morris’ request for shorter sentence backfires, judge hands him life sentence, instead

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Kendrick Morris, then 16,  was convicted for a brutal rape at a Public Library in Valrico, Fla., in 2008  
Kendrick Morris violently assaulted two bay area women, an 18 year-old high school senior and a 62-year-old day care worker, in 2008
The assault left the teen victim Queena Vuong, blind and paralyzed for life, after he smashed her skull
He received a 65-year sentence, without parole in 2011 
The rapist requested a shorter sentence after a Supreme Court decision that determined lengthy sentences for juvenile offenders are unconstitutional
At re-sentencing on Thursday, the judge instead handed  Morris a life sentence
Kendrick Morris3Violent rapist Kendrick Morris had his day in court. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars

A violent rapist in Florida who assaulted, beat and left a teen girl for dead outside a public library nine years ago asked for a shorter sentence, but instead, the judge on Thursday sent him behind bars for the rest of his life.
However, a re-sentencing hearing doesn’t guarantee a lesser sentence. In Morris’ case, it meant more time in prison. Now, instead of 65 years, he is sentenced to life.
Morris will be up for a sentencing review in 2031.
In 2008, Kendrick Morris was 16 years old,  when he violent raped  an elderly woman and a high school senior. One of them, 18-year-old Queena Vuong, was beaten so badly that to this day she’s blind, paralyzed and needs 24/7 care.
Morris was convicted for the brutal rape of Vuong at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in Valrico. The assault was so vicious, he not only violated his victim, he smashed her skull leaving her blind and paralyzed for life.
Kendrick Morris was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the crime by judge Chet Tharpe, in 2011.

Queena's sister Anna Donato weeps in court .jpgQueena’s sister Anna Donato wipes her tears in court during the re-sentncing
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The victim’s sister Anna Donato being comforted after the judge re-sentences Kendrick Morris to a life time behind bars

 

 

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