Florida Muderer Asks Judge For Death Penalty to Speed Up His Reincarnation – Watch Video
A 64-year-old murderer accused in Florida, USA, surprised a courtroom when he shared his last request before his sentencing was revealed. Steven Lorenzo, who was on trial for killing two persons in 2003, implored Hillsborough County Judge Christopher Sabella to give him the death penalty.
According to reports, Lorenzo pleaded guilty last December to slaying Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz by drugging, torturing, raping, murdering, and dismembering them.
At his sentence hearing, Lorenzo injected with a lengthy speech in which he expressed appreciation to the prosecution for handling the case fairly and explained that any other sentence aside from the death penalty would be a waste of his time.
“I’m seeking the death penalty. It’s in my best interest basically, because it’s a comfort. I’ll be living my life more comfortably than i would in the federal system. Living on death row, believe it or not, and of course, that may sound selfish, but I’ve lived in a private cell for the last five years and I’m going to have a private cell on death row,” Lorenzo stated.
Noting that it was possible to remain on death row for up to a decade and a half, living a relatively comfortable life with access to television, a computer, and other amenities, he expressed his desire to expedite the process, as he was eager to leave behind his current life as a “bad guy” and begin anew in his next reincarnation.
Lorenzo went on to say that everyone has a death sentence, and the sooner he gets euthanised, is the sooner he can pass on to a new body and return because everyone is an eternal being.
“The sooner I euthanise, the sooner I can come back, I’ve got better things to do with my time than to hang out and spend the next 15, 20 years on death row or in any prison system,” Lorenzo continued.
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Judge Sabella responded to his request with a hint of scepticism, wondering if it had been an attempt at reverse psychology. While Sabella assured Lorenzo that his decision would not be swayed, the Judge’s ruling ultimately reflected Lorenzo’s wishes, and he was sentenced to death by lethal injection.
Watch the video of Steven Lorenzo’s sentencing below: