Three years ago, a then 20 year old South Florida Man purchased a sledgehammer.
After his girlfriend (Woman), a then 19 year old aspiring dancer and singer, arrived, the Man bludgeoned her in the face and head over and over again.
The Woman survived, despite extensive brain injuries.
But now she has a mental age between 12 and 15 years old and spends her time watching children’s television.
The jury convicted the Man of first degree attempted murder after just half an hour of deliberating.
They were not persuaded by the insanity defense he put on.
The judge sentenced the Man to 99 years in prison.
He can’t be released from incarceration until after his 100th birthday.
Read more in this South Florida Sun Sentinel article: 99 years in prison for ex-boyfriend convicted of beating Broward woman with sledgehammer.