to connectVideoJames Scandirito, 50, was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, tearing away from his father’s dead body to be buried on a golf course.
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A Florida man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, tearing away from his father’s dead body, but he was found not guilty of murder in the crime.
James “Jimmy” Scandirito, 50, of Boca Raton, was found guilty of “abuse of a corpse” after allegedly cutting up the dead body of his father, 74-year-old James “Skip” Scandirito.
The young Scandirito was convicted and sentenced to about a year after his father was found and buried, and dismantled under the Ocean Breeze Golf Club in Boca Raton. When handing out the sentence, Judge John Kastrenakes said Scandirito was unremorseful, and tried to obstruct the investigation, according to the Palm Beach Post.
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James had initially told the police that his father went on a kayaking trip and never returned, but the officers followed suit, the younger Scandirito to the golf course in March of last year, where they discovered a Bypass of the upper and lower body.
The police have accused James of the killing of his father on March 28, 2018, to have his body parts in garbage bags, sealing them with duct tape and bury them in the ground at the closed golf course.
During the test, the Scandirito, he said he found his dad still in the living room, and a pile of cocaine. Worried, he told me that he started with the cutting of the body, and to find ways to sell it.
“It was a bad decision and a bad decision, a stupid decision and a terrible decision,” Scandirito testified that, according to the Palm Beach Post. “It just kept snowballing.”
The prosecutor said the Scandirito hacked in to his father’s inheritance money, as he wasn’t doing well financially. They asked for the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
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“It’s the only thing he has is that he wants to avoid the responsibility for what he has done,” Assistant state Attorney John Parnofiello told the court. “It’s really a terrible thing that he has done so far. It is an act that calls for the maximum sentence.”
The defense team for the Scandirito argued, are in need of drug abuse treatment, not jail time.
“He has never been a cure for the problems that have plagued the lives,” Assistant Public defender Elizabeth Ramsey said. “He’s a guy that can be the reasons for doing so. He is a man of learning. The right way is to give him the opportunity to be rehabilitated.”
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The Right-handed Scandirito a $10,000 fine, and a court hearing has been scheduled for the month of August. 16 in order to determine whether or not s / he is responsible for the payment of the costs of the investigation.