Teenager gets Life Sentence

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

April 16, 2008
Augusta, GA--

An 18-year old Augusta man will be spending the rest of his life in a Georgia prison.

Michael Whitmore has been sentenced for raping a woman inside a bathroom at a Goody's store last year.

He also faces a five-year sentence after the life sentence for using a gun during the crime.

Whitmore pleaded guilty to rape, sodomy, kidnapping and armed robbery. Some of his other sentences will run at the same time as the life sentence for rape.

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  • by conway Location: augusta on Apr 19, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    Yes i do think this is too much time for someone that age commiting a crime which he did not take someones life. The judicial system in augusta is very corrupt and wrong especially when dealing with people who can't afford to be represented with a good lawyer. Yes he did do something wrong and strongly deserves to be punished but not a life sentence come on now.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    in response to the case i think it is a little tooooo harsh for a the youth yes he was wrong for commiting the crime but life in prison he commited one crime and it caused him his life that is something to think about of course he will have plenty of free time to rethink his wrongful doing but in a bad environment he will never get out of jail alive as for his family i hope they try to appeal the sentence because that is tooooooo harsh yes as i said before he commited the crime and he must do the time but that is toooooooo much time for a first time offender
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