Seven years jail for stabbing death of man
A man in Tennessee has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing his dead girlfriend after she found out he was dating the man who killed him in 2014.
James Patrick O’Toole pleaded guilty to capital murder in the death of 31-year-old Leann Beaudry in October 2014.
His lawyer told the judge that O’Toole did not kill Mr Beaudry because she “didn’t want to get involved with him”.
She added the two had been separated at the time and he was planning to kill his girlfriend, because he felt she was “trolling him”.
“To leave something like that in his wake was a tragic mistake and a deeply sad and awful thing,” Ms O’Toole’s lawyer, Patrick Latham said.
“We’re deeply troubled by this tragedy and believe the facts surrounding this tragic case warrant justice,” he told the judge.
“And we believe if Leann Beaudry was a woman, she would be receiving that treatment,” he said.
The judge sentenced Mr O’Toole to 38 years for capital murder.
The judge also sentenced Mr Beaudry’s mother to 27 years and six months in prison for her role in the killing.
His mother said he should have been punished for his own actions rather than letting Mr Beaudry, whose death left Mrs O’Toole and her sister, Christina, reeling, to escape justice.
Mr O’Toole told the judge that he felt guilty for killing Mrs Beaudry and that he wanted to protect those involved in th코인카지노e “stupid” relationship.
“I feel really guilty. But I’m really, really sorry for that,” he said.
The victim had planned for her husband to kill himself before the murder, and wanted to avoid that, she had told the judge, adding that she had never intended to kill her.
Bruised and beaten
O’Toole’s trial had heard he had a long history of mental illness in prison and was being treated for anxiety problems at the time of his death.
He had also been arrested on two occasions for assaulting a police officer, the Tennessean reports.
After his death, the judge also noted that he had been convicted of a petty theft charg