Photo | Robbyn Brooks Andre Ellis is escorted back to the Pike County Jail after receiving sentences for two rapes and burglary that happened a year ago, Tuesday.
Photo | Robbyn Brooks
Andre Ellis is escorted back to the Pike County Jail after receiving sentences for two rapes and burglary that happened a year ago, Tuesday.

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Convicted rapist sentenced to 85 years (with video)

Published 10:11am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Andre Lamon Ellis was sentenced Wednesday for two rapes and a burglary he was convicted of last month.

Ellis received  85 years for each count of rape and 20 years for the burglary charge to be served concurrently.

The rapes happened in Hunter’s Mountain Mobile Home Park in Troy one year ago, Tuesday.

Check back soon for a video of one victim’s mother speaking about the crime and court proceedings.

WATCH VIDEO BELOW OF ELLIS RETURNING TO JAIL AND HEAR FROM BOTH A VICTIM’S MOTHER AND ADA CHRIS KAMINSKI.

  • johngalt781

    Why not the death penalty? That way taxpayers wouldnt have to feed him for the 8 or 9 yrs he will actually serve.

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    • Curly

      Well, rape is not a capital offense. Also, individuals convicted of rape typically serve about half of their sentence, so he will likely serve 40-50 years minimum. Not sure why the judge is allowing him to serve the sentences concurrently other than maybe the judge knew a consecutive sentencing might be appealed and he’d be imprisoned for essentially the rest of his life anyway.

      By the way, the costs of executing an individual is almost always higher than the costs of life imprisonment. The overall expense of sentencing an individual to the death penalty can cost more than $2,000,000.

      I’m in no way trying to defend this guy and hope he does spend the remainder of his life in prison, I’m just answering your question.

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  • Aborted

    This guy will be eligible for parole in 15 years. Don’t let that 85 year sentence fool/disceive you. He will still be in his prime. The judge didn’t really send a zero tolerance message.

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