COLUMBUS, Ohio – A registered sex offender convicted of kidnapping, rape and killing of an Ohio State University student has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A judge sentenced the 30-year-old Brian Golsby in Columbus Wednesday. Members of the jury recommended the sentence after finding him guilty last week, 21-year-old Reagan Puffs’ death. They would have recommended the death penalty.
Prosecutors say Golsby kidnapped the psychology in 2017 after she left her restaurant job, raped and murdered her. His lawyers said that he did not plan to shoot Puffs, but panicked. Her body was found in a park in Grove City near Columbus.
Golsby excuses, asking jurors for mercy. His lawyers argued his traumatic childhood shaped his actions and urged the saving of his life.
The prosecutor says that he is satisfied Golsby no longer threatens the society.