A serial offender who faced a sentence of more than 15,000 years in prison for 865 counts of “indecent child abuse” was positively surprised when a judge delivered the sentence. Despite the fact that he could have been released after serving the bare minimum sentence, his fellow inmates made sure he wouldn’t be able to harm children anymore.
48-year-old Garrick shocked U.S. residents when he was arrested and charged with 865 counts of child r-pe. The child predator was apprehended after grooming a 5-year-old boy and repeatedly se-ually abusing him for years. He was charged with 865 counts include 216 counts of child r-pe, 216 counts of involuntary deviant se-ual intercourse with a child, 216 counts of aggravated indecent assault on a child, 216 counts of statutory se-ual assault, and a single count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He agreed to the deal of the century when he realized he was facing over 15,000 years in prison. Garrick was sentenced to no less than 40 years in prison and no more than 80 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to all but five counts of first-degree felony child r-pe. Garrick could have been released during his lifetime, putting the lives of countless children in jeopardy.
Garrick had fled from his home and after a warrant for his arrest was issued, he eluded authorities for a month. The case was taken over by US Marshals, who eventually tracked him down and arrested him.Even the most heinous criminals consider child abusers and r-pists to be at the bottom of the prison chain. Garrick didn’t have to wait long to have a run-in with one of his fellow inmates as a result. Garrick was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 11 p.m., just months into his prison sentence. Although officers and medical personnel attempted life-saving measures right away, their efforts were in vain. He was declared dead after emergency medical personnel arrived at the facility.
According to reports, Garrick’s death was ruled a homicide following an investigation by authorities. The cause of death was determined by the coroner to be ligature strangulation, which is defined as strangulation caused by a constricting band tightened by an external force. Police are hoping to identify and prosecute his assailant. No further information about Garrick’s strange and mysterious death has been released as of yet. He will never be able to harm another child again, and his young victim will be able to begin the healing process.