When Tyler was drunk at a party and he walked in the room to see his best friend; a girl he had grown up with passed out on a bed with some guy all over her trying to take her pants off- he snapped.
He told me he grabbed this guy and tore him off of his best friend. He said he threw the guy into a wall and began to beat the life out of him.
He didn’t stop until he was literally pulled off this guy by some of his friends who were also at the party. By that time, everyone thought he had killed the “would be rapist”
The guy was motionless and gurgling blood from his mouth.
Tyler’s friend told him to get the hell out of there. They told him how they thought he has just killed this guy and the cops were on their way.
Tyler ran, bloody and drunk.
When he got down the street Tyler told me he tried to call someone to come pick him up. But he hands were so damaged from the fight he couldn’t hardly hold his phone. Or dial any numbers,
By that point, the cops showed up. Tyler said there was no point in running. He was bloody and his hands were a wreck. He was caught.
The cops walked up to Tyler asking him what had happen. While trying to explain, Tyler was running high on adrenaline and alcohol.
As he tried to tell the cops everything that had just taken place, spit was flying from his mouth.
Tyler said he accidently spit on the cop.
Doing so, the cop grabbed him by his throat and tried to slam him against the cop car.
Tyler an Army soldier encounters the attack.
He instead slammed the cop and drew back to swing. Soon as he did, the other cops who were on the scene pounced on him immediately.
Tyler was beaten up on the spot.
After the beating, Tyler was taken to jail. He was strapped into a restraint chair and beaten some more.
Tyler said he was left strapped in the restrain chair for 10 hours.
When the Army showed up to pick Tyler up with a possible court Marshall he faced, they went ballistic as to how he had already been treated.
Once handed over to the Army and all the facts had been considered, no charges were filed against Tyler.
They said they were not going to press charges against a man who had committed a noble act.
Tyler was then handed back over to the state who didn’t share the same views of that of the army.
The state filled charges against Tyler for malicious wounding and attempted murder.
The guy who had tried to rape Tyler’s friend lived through the assault. But he had suffered immense injuries because of it.
He was completely paralyzed on the left side of his body.
Injuries this guy would most likely carry with him for the rest of his life.
During the trial many character witnesses took the stand in Tyler’s defense. Everyone spoke highly of this young man who had never been in trouble with the law before and had already made so much with his life.
Even the girl, Tyler’s best friend who was passed out at the party took the stand to say how Tyler had saved her from potentially being rapped.
But for whatever the reason the judge paid no attention to any of this. Instead he focused it solely on the injuries to this would be rapist…
How this guy will probably have to use a cane the rest of his life.
The judge told Tyler that he would not tolerate vigilantly justice and that Tyler displayed no regards to human life evident by the extent of the injuries suffered by what he called the victim.
Tyler was sentenced to 31 years with 17 suspended.
He was looking to serve about 12 years. And that was it. Case closed.
Tyler appealed his conviction and eventually got in front of another judge who had a different view and that judge converted his entire sentence to the youth offender program here at the prison I am at.
He is scheduled to be released early next year.
As for the would be rapist…
He was charged with attempted rape and received a sentence of 12 months.
All time suspended.
And being that his charge was sexually related, he should have had to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. But the judge, the same one who felt Tyler deserved to serve 12 of 31 years, felt, that the extent of his injuries were punishment enough.
So he never served or would have to register as a sex offender.
In closing, when asked if doing it differently if he could do it all again…
Tyler said “ Hell No”.
“That guy got what he deserved”.
What do you think about all of this?
Do you agree with Tyler’s sentencing?
Do you think it was too harsh or to lenient?
What about the would be rapist and what he received?
Comment and share your take on all of this.