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Man convicted of beatings gets 60 year sentence

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -

Victims of violent crimes came face to face with a man who kidnapped and beat them while he learned his sentence Friday.

The pictures tell the story of victims beaten, bloody and bruised. They fell prey to an ugly crime spree right around Thanksgiving 2011. There were three victims in Montgomery County. At the time, Burt Murray was frail - going through chemotherapy and looked well beyond his years.

“Scared me half to death. It was a huge box cutter he had,” said Murray.

They were carjacked and kidnapped by 51-year-old Henry Sanders. In surveillance video he was identified as the man on the sidewalk. Prosecutors say he is trolling for his next victim. Sanders cried in court Friday and blamed addiction for his violence.

He told the victims, "I'm here to apologize to you and take full responsibility. I'm not here to make an excuse. I'm sorry that it happened. I have fallen on my face before the lord and cried out for forgiveness. I'm asking you, can you forgive me?'"

“I certainly am not in a forgiving mood,” said 77 year old Gus Goldberger. He had his nose broken and his leg stabbed after Sanders followed him at a shopping center in Wheaton.

Sanders family says he has fought addiction his whole life. His brother is a minister who cried in court.

In the end, Sanders criminal history and the violent nature of the attacks prompted the judge to give him the maximum sentence. Judge Robert Greenberg told Sanders,

"At age 51, with all respect...you're beyond rehabilitation."

Sanders was sentenced to 60 years. He will likely die in jail.


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