I've been feeling sorry for myself as the next 'snowicane' paralyzes the northeast. Even though my long-planned escapade to a weekend in the Big Apple and tickets to a show at Radio City Music Hall have been dashed, I still have a reason to celebrate!
Convicted kidnapper, rapist, and murderer, Letalvis Cobbins - previously convicted to a life-sentence in the Channon Christian-Chris Newsom slayings - got additional just-desserts today!
For the lesser charges in the conviction, Judge Richard Baumgartner merged some of the charges and then proceeded to sentence Cobbins to an additional 100 years in jail!
"This is the worst of the worst," Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner said. "If ever there was a case that deserved maximum sentencing, this case deserves maximum sentencing."
Chris's dad appealed to Cobbins during the hearing saying, "All you have to do is testify in a grand jury hearing stating who participated in grabbing Chris and Channon ... all you have to do is make arrangements before you go back to prison to testify before a grand jury and at Eric Boyd's trial." "All you have to do is tell the truth."
Hugh Newsom then asked Cobbins, "We got a deal?"
Cobbins responded with nothing but silence!
Cobbins' then-girlfriend Vanessa Coleman, is scheduled to go on trial in May.
Not a damn thing will ease the pain and suffering the parents of Channon and Chris have and will continue to endure, but hopefully they feel a sense of peace that justice for their kids is finally being served!
My heart and prayers will always hold a special place for Channon, Chris, their loved ones and friends.