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August 31, 2010

Serial knife slasher gets 433 years in prison PLUS 11 life sentences

If anyone ever wonders what kind of sentence the villians in slasher movies might face, this CNN report on a real case from California provides some clue.  Here are the details:

A transient, who was nicknamed "the box cutter," was sentenced to more than 400 years in prison for a knifing rampage against several California women.  Charles Juan Proctor was convicted this month of 22 charges including robbery and attempted murder in connection with the slashing spree, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

On Monday, Long Beach Superior Court Court Judge Gary Ferrari sentenced the 45-year-old man to 433 years plus 11 life sentences.  Proctor was also ordered to pay about $58,000 in restitution to two women he knifed in the throat, prosecutors said.

In all, there were six women who were attacked, prosecutors said. Most of Proctor's victims were shop owners attacked at their places of business, authorities said.  The remaining victims were shop employees....

"You are a violent and dangerous human being. Your conduct toward these victims is absolutely despicable," the judge told Proctor during the sentencing....  "It's unconscionable what you did to these women.  You shouldn't be on any street in the city of Long Beach.  In fact, you shouldn't be on any street in this country."

So, barring any reductions for good behavior, Procotor will begin serving his first (of eleven) life sentences in the year 2444.  At least that will be an easy number for him to remember as he rots away in prison.

August 31, 2010 at 08:50 AM | Permalink


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He had the full lawyer protection from the defense of society, which was to execute him at the youngest age palatable to the public.

Now this good lawyer client has full immunity. He has a license to kill better than that of James Bond, the latter being accountable to pesky civil service overseers and political officials. This lawyer customer can kill at will, and nothing can be done to him. Even mild verbal criticism will result in charges of racial discrimination and a hostile work environment. The lawyer has his good client fully protected from any discouragement.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 31, 2010 9:42:13 AM

Though this killer won't be, I do find it rather presumptuous for the State of California to think that it will be around in 433 years.

Posted by: Robert | Aug 31, 2010 2:35:51 PM

lol how true robert. if they don't get their fanancial house in order they will be lucky to make it 5 or 10 let alone 400!

Posted by: rodsmith | Aug 31, 2010 10:55:09 PM

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