Transcript for Former Florida officer Nouman Raja sentenced to 25 years for killing Corey Jones
It is that's conclusive proof that the jury decided that he attempted first degree murder for. Was one or more of the shots that caused great bodily harm to mr. to. In other words one of the shots. To his arms. The State's theory in this case was that the attempted first degree murder was. He. Go ahead mister Richmond. Port. Every single case. Where I sentence somebody to a lengthy prison sentence the worst criminal. Where I'm not really lose eventually. It's still heartbreaking why. Because Ted Bundy could be sitting in this courtroom today and in the back of the courtroom. I would see a little old lady crying and go YE here alas my son. As every single defendant comes before me as somebody's son somebody's daughter somebody's father. And although sometimes we get just what they deserve. It still heartbreaking to see their families. In that position. On the other hand sometimes. Defendants. Committed a crime. A very very diligent jury. Has found the defendant guilty. On both counts and I know mr. Lu bin disagrees and independent. I'll accept whatever happens later on. Under that's what I'm left with here. The guidelines. Which in my opinion there is it this is an illustration with the guidelines. Sometimes just when viewed. Unimpressed. Based on the fact that the jury has found the defendant guilty. As sharks the guidelines but the legislature tells me should happen here other than the minimum mandatory that comes with count to. Is he should be sensed a 168 months in the department of corrections. By my calculation that's fourteen years of my correct. I got that but in fact it's different here because of county. I hadn't. Required. When we get this out of the way first to impose court costs he was 706 dollars and that seem silly at this juncture. I'm required to pose at which I well. Additionally. As they're going to be a request for restitution in the case. Okay out I'll reserve and I think the losses they have sixty days to preserve on that. Then. As I've already adjudicated mr. Raja previously. On how worn. I hereby sentence him. 225 years in the department of corrections. You know in count two I hereby sentenced mr. Raja 25 years in the department of corrections. That is as a minimum mandatory which were to require that he served day for day. The sentences will run concurrently. From a sentencing standpoint having covered everything state. Can I count on the lawyers to calculate that. And obviously by law he's entitled to that. State anything else before a break.
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