I guess it’s time for our annual post about how Torey Adamcik has had his life sentence upheld by the Idaho Supreme Court again. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the story, in 2006, 16-year-olds Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik brutally murdered their friend Cassie Jo Stoddart of Pocatello, Idaho. They stabbed her to death and bragged about it on video.
From my first post on the murder…
“Just killed Cassie, we just left her house, this is not a f***ing joke,” says Brian Draper on the homemade videotape. “I’m shaking,” replies Adamcik.”I stabbed her in the throat and I saw her lifeless body just disappear,” says Draper.
At the time of their sentencing in 2007, there was a groundswell of support not to sentence them to life. They had conviction been tried, convicted, and sentenced as adults. In what seems like every year since his conviction, the now 29-year-old Adamcik has tried to have his life sentence without parole repealed with his defense claiming that he was too young at the time to understand his actions.
The videotape says otherwise.