Pastor who plead guilty to killing young mother gets at least 56 years behind bars
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:01:20 GMT —
The man who plead guilty to killing young mother Rebekah Gay will be serving the next 56 years behind bars.
John White will sentenced to 56 to 85 years in prison for killing Gay and dumping her body in the woods.
Gay's friend, and a neighbor of White's, Kelvin Patterson called White "Satan in a costumer of a pastor."
"I hope God does not have mercy on John's soul," Patterson said.
As part of a plea agreement, a minimum sentence was to be no less than 45.8 years, but the court was allowed to impose more than that.
According to the prosecuting attorney, under the state's Truth in Sentencing Law, White will be required to serve the entire minimum sentence before being considered for parole. This means White will serve at least 56 years.
Police say he confessed to the killing as part of a sexual fantasy.