Man who stabbed coworker at Universal Orlando sentenced to life

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A former caricature artist who was fired from Universal Studios theme park and then stabbed his former boss will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge sentenced Frederick Torres Wednesday in court. Torres was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder in August. Torres was fired from his job and came back New Year's Day in 2016 to stab Glenn Ferguson in the head and neck with a pair of scissors at the Islands of Adventure.

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slithernoggin's avatar

I'm curious as to what Florida laws are regarding sentencing guidelines. Life for attempted murder seems too much. Four or five decades, yes. But life? Then again I'm such a bleeding heart liberal I voted the Mondale-Ferraro ticket.

On the other hand: so Torres went on the stand and, in essence, said, "Yes, your honor, I picked up the weapon, got in my car, drove to the park, paid for parking, paid for admission*, walked into the park, and stabbed him, so clearly it's his fault"?

This quote from the article had me shaking my head: "...even though now he still gives me the death stare...." Well. I can't imagine why he'd giving the death stare.

*I'm assuming fired = no more free admission

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Tekwardo's avatar

I think murder or attempted
Murder resulting in an injury for the survivor should get the same treatment. Just because the person failed to kill someone doesn’t change the intent that they tried.

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Kinda like robbing a bank. Regardless if you are successful or not, you will not have any financial worries for the next 20 years of your life...

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Tommytheduck's avatar

Let him rot. Someone like this has no business in society. I sure would hate to be a guy that accidentally bumped him on a sidewalk, or had a fender bender with him in a parking lot, or served him the wrong order at McDonalds.

The key here is FIRST DEGREE attempted murder. That means it was premeditated. They don’t mess around when it comes to that.

But then again, what do I know?

Florida’s a known “hang ‘em” state. Second only, maybe, to Texas.

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