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Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting
    #1685974 - 07/04/03 09:55 AM (14 years, 25 days ago)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=19&u=/ap/20030703/ap_on_re_us/spitting_sentence_3



SAPULPA, Okla. - A convicted rapist has been sentenced to life in prison for spitting on a police officer.



Creek County Associate District Judge April Sellers White followed the recommendation of a jury for the maximum sentence against John C. Marquez under a law that makes it a felony to place bodily fluids on law enforcement officers.


White rejected a prosecution request for a 25-year prison term and a defense request for a four-year term.


Following sentencing Monday, Marquez's attorney, Jason Serner, promised an appeal to the state Court of Criminal Appeals. No appeal had been filed by Thursday.


Marquez, 35, was convicted of hurling body fluids on Sapulpa Officer Charles Gadd while Gadd was taking Marquez to jail following a domestic disturbance in which a woman's arm was broken.


The 1996 state law that makes it a felony to place bodily fluids on law enforcement officers was enacted amid concerns that deadly diseases, such as AIDS (news - web sites), could be transmitted this way.


Gadd told the jury that Marquez spit on him despite being warned and then bit him when Gadd was trying to prevent Marquez from spitting again.


Gadd and Marquez tested negative for any communicable diseases.


The jury took 15 minutes on May 14 to recommend the life sentence. Marquez's prior felony convictions, including rape and burglary, were taken into consideration in determining the sentence.


In addition to the life term, Marquez received one year in jail and a $3,000 fine for his conviction for domestic assault and a $500 fine for resisting a peace officer.


Telephone calls to the judge, the prosecuting attorney and the defense attorney were not returned Thursday.








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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Hans_Moleman]
    #1686585 - 07/04/03 04:21 PM (14 years, 25 days ago)

I hope this gets tossed out on appeal. Whatever happened to the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the US? I think life in prison for spitting (on somebody) is a bit on the cruel side... Now if the guy had a disease, such as Ebola, that could be passed through fluids, then I might feel different... That could be labeled attempted murder, etc.


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Seuss]
    #1687527 - 07/05/03 07:12 AM (14 years, 24 days ago)

Cruel?? This is just insane!!

My opinion of the US legal system and subsequently american people, since they make the legal system, is on an all time low.


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Anno]
    #1689401 - 07/06/03 03:55 AM (14 years, 23 days ago)

I agree


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Hans_Moleman]
    #1692601 - 07/07/03 11:05 AM (14 years, 22 days ago)

What did the police officer do to make him spit?


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Hans_Moleman]
    #1692849 - 07/07/03 01:30 PM (14 years, 22 days ago)

Dudes, The JURY recommended the life sentence. It said he commited past rapes and burglaries. he had raped 2 women (or more, I havent checked) and got caught breaking and entering into a house or something. As little as I care about spitting on an officer, I think if I was a juror and decided ths guy had scarred two women for life, I'd give him life for whatever I could! : P


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: nothing]
    #1712238 - 07/13/03 08:29 PM (14 years, 15 days ago)

You can't get aids from spit only if someone has a blood in their spit.


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: Anno]
    #1712634 - 07/13/03 10:41 PM (14 years, 15 days ago)

Hey now!
I just live here. :smile:


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Re: Man Gets Life in Prison for Spitting [Re: HarveyWalbanger]
    #1712896 - 07/14/03 12:18 AM (14 years, 15 days ago)

I saw a very similar case on 60 minutes(I think) where a guy stole 9 child videos from a K=mart and got a mandatory 45 years before elligible for parole. It was because the 3 strikes rule in California allows the last crime to be a minor fellony( or whatever the lowest form of crime rating there is). It's pure laziness.

To say he deserved life in prison for 2 rapes would be correct, so what does that say about letting him free the first time?You cant use a minor crime like spitting to make it up.


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