This is a happy day here at Top40Sucks! as my brothers Tim and Mark were killed by this poor excuse for a human above..and that’s too good of a description, just look at his eyes and it’s obvious to see what piece of shi*t he is (Mark was killed from a broken heart from Tim’s death). This proves the Justice system and many, many prayers and well wishes can really work.
‘I have no reason to have any mercy on you whatsoever,’ Judge Douglas Rastatter says in issuing the sentence.
Friday, February 02, 2007
The same family, friends and faith that Terry O’Connor said supported him since his brother Tim’s death held him up again Thursday in a Clark County courtroom.
Just after 1 p.m., Judge Douglas Rastatter sentenced Laqwan Scandrick to life in prison without parole after a jury unanimously convicted Scandrick of killing Tim O’Connor.
“I don’t think you even begin to understand the gravity of what you’ve done, the pain you’ve caused,” Rastatter said, later adding, “I have no reason to have any mercy on you whatsoever.”
The jury found Scandrick guilty on all charges — aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and two counts of felony murder. They deliberated for less than two hours.
He refused to stand while the judge read his sentence and repeatedly said, “Keep smiling,” as he left the courtroom.
Terry O’Connor said it seemed like 10 years had passed, though he knew it was just more than 12 months since Tim, 46, died from two gunshot wounds Jan. 6, 2006.
Witnesses in the trial said Scandrick killed O’Connor after planning to rob him during a drug deal at O’Connor’s Cypress Street home.
Tim and Terry O’Connor’s father, Bill, said no one deserved to die the way his son did and agreed with the verdict and sentence.
“Basically all (Scandrick) is, is just a punk that shot an unarmed man in cold blood,” Terry O’Connor said.
An eyewitness to the murder, Toya Crowley, who testified against Scandrick, could face charges for admitting she was present when O’Connor was killed and not trying to help him.
Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Driscoll said the Springfield Police Division and the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to investigate possible charges for Crowley, who is incarcerated on unrelated charges in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.