Skip to comments.Elderly Rape Victim's Daughter to Criminal: 'I Hope the Same Thing Happens to You'
Posted on 07/11/2014 1:34:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Referring to the man who brutally beat and raped her 77-year-old mother as an animal, the victim's daughter said she hopes that 31-year-old Shane Chambers gets the same treatment as he spends the rest of his life in prison.
I hope you get to think about this while someone is raping you, the victims daughter said to Chambers who stood a few feet away during the sentencing hearing Wednesday, July 2, in Kent County Circuit Court.
"I hope the same thing happens to you," she said.
In May, Chambers was found guilty of first-degree home invasion, assault and criminal sexual conduct following the Sept. 19 nightmarish attack in the Worden Street SE home where the victim lived for 50 years. She can't return to the home because of the crime, according to trial testimony.
The woman was sleeping on her couch when she awoke to find a man beating her until she was unconscious. She awoke hours later in great pain, and it was later determined she was sexually assaulted.
Chambers was arrested when he used her credit cards to get goods to exchange for drugs, police said.
This was the second rape conviction involving an elderly woman for Chambers who was convicted in 2003 sex assault of a 74-year-old woman in suburban Detroit. He was paroled in 2012.
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You have chosen to be an animal," the victims daughter said.
Judge George Buth sentenced Chambers to consecutive sentences of 25 to 50 years in prison for each home invasion and assault causing great bodily harm less than murder. After those sentences are served, Chambers will begin serving the life sentence on the criminal sexual conduct conviction.
Ive been on the bench for 28 years and this is one of the very worst, most violent cases Ive ever seen, Buth told Chambers who turned down his chance to address the court, but mumbled denials as he stood against the wall listening to the statements.
Chambers attorney, Valarie Foster, said her client maintains his innocence and plans to appeal his case.
Following the hearing, the victim said she still suffers from the incident, mentally and physically. The vision in one eye remains severely damaged.
There was no remorse, said the woman who had to leave her home and go to an assisted living facility. Im just very relieved hes not going to be in the public.
As far as I am concerned, that should be a capital crime.
How pathetically sick do you have to be, to find 77 year old women to be deserving of this treatment?
Put this guy out of everyone’s misery.
If that’s his attorney closest to the camera, wow...
Perhaps it’s unfair of me, but she looks as if she’s following in the footsteps of Harry Belafonte.
Looks like Malcolm X.......................
Honestly, I don’t even now what the guy looked like.
I remember thoughts of him from the day, but they sure don’t bear any relationship to what is foisted off on us now, in retrospective.
The injustice of the justice system.
Like that ring...
You know where he was coming from, even if the popular media and his apologists don’t.
Malcolm X looks so much like O Drama...or vice versa.
I think this woman has the right idea. Remember that convicted criminals have a lot of time on their hands, and often resent other criminals who prey on the innocent.
She should direct her appeal by saying that “This is a man who raped and brutalized a helpless elderly woman. I ask the other prisoners to think of their mothers, who could have been victimized by this man. What would you do if he had attacked your mother?”
There are an awful lot of violent men out there who get very upset if somebody says something bad about their mother.
Still say this is Obama’s Father, the resemblance is striking....
Maybe you should take a gander at this.
You and I are in agreement on this one.
The world is lucky I’m not a superhero.
Let’s just say I’d be a different kind of superhero.
I doubt if this guy can be raped. Being used sexually by other men, yes. Unwilling or against his will, not so much.
Rape used to be a Capital crime. It still should be in my opinion.
Lete this animal exhaust his lawful appeals under the Constitution and then hang him in the public square.
I’ve often had the same thought myself.