Man Gets 155 Years for Crime 'Worse Than Homicide'

A 27-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after two college students were lured to a Rochester, NY, home by two women, then tied up and beaten over 40 hours in a horrifying crime that could have come from the script of a Quentin Tarantino movie, a judge said Wednesday, per Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. "Something particularly horrible like this ... sometimes it's worse than homicide. The torture that went on is almost indescribable," a prosecutor tells the Chicago Tribune

During a trial that wrapped up in November, two University of Rochester football players described how they'd been abducted and tortured by people who'd wrongly identified one of the victims as a football player allegedly involved in a drug-related robbery.

Supreme Court Justice Alex Renzi said the pair would've been killed if police hadn’t arrived. "I was trying to think if there were any redeeming qualities that you had, and I couldn't come up with any," he told the smiling orchestrator, Lydell Strickland, before sentencing him to 155 years behind bars

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Photo: Rochester Police Department 


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