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Convicted rapist sentenced to 25 years in prison


A Chesterfield County judge sentenced convicted rapist Byron Hernandez-Hernandez to 25 years in prison.

At first, the judge considered a slightly lesser sentence. However, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Hernandez-Hernandez did not show any remorse in the courtroom Wednesday, so the judge raised the

Back in October of 2011, 24-year-old Hernandez-Hernandez asked a waitress for a ride home from a Richmond restaurant.

She had seen him in the restaurant a few times and had gotten to know him, so she agreed.

Once they arrived at Squire Hill Court, Hernandez-Hernandez got out, and the waitress thought he was getting money to pay her for gas, but instead, he returned with a big kitchen knife and told her to drive.

They went to a dark corner in the complex parking lot, where he raped her repeatedly for 3 1/2 hours, and then robbed her of the tips she had made at work that evening.

He ordered her to drive back to his apartment and drop him off.

She drove home and called police.

Based on this particular crime, sentencing guidelines ranged anywhere from 9 years to 21 years in prison.

However, the judge believed that Hernandez-Hernandez was not sorry at all for his actions, based on his attitude in court Wednesday, which is why he was given 25 years in prison.

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