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ChiId moIestor who faced up to 15,000 years in jail has chance at freedom, but ‘cellmate had another plan in mind’!

The 48-year-old inmate, later identified as Garick, was convicted of multiple chiId ra-e charges. The abuser was arrested after he subjected a 5-year-old boy repeated se-ual abuse for years. He faced 216 counts of ra-e of a child, 216 counts of involuntary deviate se-ual inter-ourse with a child, 216 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, 120 counts of statutory se-ual assault of a child 11 years or older, 96 counts of statutory se-ual assault, and a single count of endangering the welfare of a child.  When he realized that he was facing over 15,000 years in prison, he agreed to the deal of the century.  

For entering a guilty plea, the prosecution dismissed all but 5 counts of first-degree felony child ra-e, which resulted in Garick being sentenced to no less than 40 years but not more than 80 years in prison. Unfortunately, he could have been released in his lifetime, leaving countless children in danger. But his cellmate changed his plans. Prosecutors said that the 34-year-old ceIImate, Jacob, was taken into custody and later charged with criminal homicide and other related charges in connection with his cellmate’s death. Prosecutors said that 48-year-old Garick was found unresponsive in his cell and efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful.

He reportedly had bruises all over his face and markings on his neck indicating he had been choked by some type of string. Jacob signed a plea deal during jury selection, pleading guilty to the lower charge of voluntary manslaughter. All other charges were withdrawn as part of the deal. President Judge Amerman sentenced him to seven-and-one-half years to 15 years.

The affidavit of probable cause stated that he told investigators he’d been drinking that day and was passed out in his bunk when Garick woke him by touching him inappropriately. He stated that he jumped out of bed and assaulted him, during which Garick bit his finger, causing him to fly into a rage. Jacob also said that he hit the call button during the assault, and again after he was done beating Garick. “I think he’s dead,” Jacob told the guards, according to the affidavit. At the time of the assault, Jacob was serving six years on separate convictions of felony theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.