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Judge sentences Christopher Vasata to life in prison

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:27s - Published
Judge sentences Christopher Vasata to life in prison

Judge sentences Christopher Vasata to life in prison

Following a jury recommendation, a judge has sentenced Christopher Vasata to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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THE MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERINGTHREE PEOPLE AT A JUPITER HOMEIN 2017 HAS BEEN SENTENCED.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5'S MICHELLEQUESADA COVERED THIS TRIALFROM THE BEGINNING..

SHE'SLIVE TONIGHT WITH THE JURY'SRECOMMENDATION AND THE JUDGE'SDECISION.ALTHOUGH THE JURORS FELT THEPROSECUTORS PROVED THEAGGRAVATING FACTORS TO JUSTIFYTHE DEATH PENALTY -- THEYCOULD NOT ALL COME TO ANAGREEMENT... AT LEAST ONEJUROR VOTED TO IMPOSE ASENTENCE OF LIFE IN PRISONWITHOUT PAROLE.

LISTEN TO WHATTHE JUDGE HAD TO SAY AFTER THEJURORS RECOMMENDATION.OUTCUE: LIFE IMPRISONMENTWITHOUT PAROLE.

ALTHOUGH THEJURORS FELT THE PROSECUTORSPROVED THE AGGRAVATING FACTORSTO JUSTIFY THE DEATH PENALTY-- THEY COULD NOT ALL COME TOAN AGREEMENT... AT LEAST ONEJUROR VOTED TO IMPOSE ASENTENCE OF LIFE IN PRISONWITHOUT PAROLE... LISTEN TOWHAT THE JUDGE HAD TO SAYAFTER THE JURORSRECOMMENDATION... SOT:((JUDGE)) VO: VASATA'S DEFENSEATTORNEY ASKED JURORS TO SHOWHIM MERCY -- AND ALLOW HIM TOLIVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE INPRISON DURING CLOSINGARGUMENTS THE PROSECUTORREMINDED JURORS OF THE QUOTE"COLD - CALCULATED ANDPRE-MEDITATED " ACTIONS THATLED TO THE DEATHS OF THREEYOUNG PEOPLE -- TWO OF WHICHWERE NOT EVEN THE TARGETS...THEY REMINDED JURORS VICTIMSEAN HENRY WHO WAS A TARGET---WAS SHOT 17 TIMES... TAG: THEJURORS BELIEVED THOSEAGGRAVATED FACTORS OUTWEIGHEDANY MITIGATING FACTORS THEDEFENSE TEAM PRESENTED THESEPAST TWO DAYS -- BUT STILLCHOSE LIFE IN PRISON.

AFTERTHE SENTENCING HIS FAMILY DIDNOT WANT TO SPEAK -- NOR THEFAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS. LIVE- MQ - WPTV NC 5.THE JURORS BELIEVED THOSEAGGRAVATED FACTORS OUTWEIGHE




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