Anne Sluti’s abductor gets a sentence of life imprisonment

May 17th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD  

Anthony Zappa, the person behind the abduction of Anne Sluti received a sentence for life imprisonment, on Monday.

Anne had been abducted by Zappa 8 years back in April, 2001 from the Kearney mall parking lot. In addition to the sentence for life imprisonment, Zappa has also been ordered to pay a restitution sum, totaling to $40,000.

While, giving the testimony during the trial, Anne’s eyes were filled with tears when she described how she was sexually assaulted by the defendant, Zappa. To this testimony, the Zappa’s lawyer had argued that, Anne had not been forced to sex by his client, but had sex willfully.

Upon the whole trial and the final verdict on the abduction of Anne, the judge reflected that the outcome of the trial would deter other criminals from doing such crimes. While announcing the sentence, the judge, Warren Urbom said, “I can’t count on age and time to rehabilitate Mr. Zappa, given his past and the difficulties he has caused for people culminating in this crime.”

Though, Anne Sluti was not present in the court on Monday, the day, the judge handed down the sentence, her parents who were there said that, “justice had been served.”

After, Monday’s final hearing of the case, Elaine Sluti, Anne’s mother said, “I think we saw justice here today. It’s a tremendous relief.”

However, Zappa’s attorney, James Martin Davies was of different opinion, he felt that the sentence for confinement for life received by Zappa was very harsh. According to him, a punishment of 40 years of imprisonment would have been enough.

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