This is one of those stories that makes me wonder why I never heard of it before and why didn’t it get more media attention?
28-year-old Chris Newberry (pictured) of Wichita, Kansas area, pleaded guilty to rape, attempted murder and multiple counts of aggravated arson. He could get from 40 years to life when sentenced.
Newberry admitted to the court that he not only raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter but that he doused her in lighter fluid and set her on fire. But he removed his own daughter from the bedroom before setting his stepdaughter on fire.
The 10-year-old remembers hearing the click of the lighter just as she woke up. The 4-year-old said she went back in the room and saw her stepsister on fire.
I have a stepdaughter myself and when I first got married she was 8 years old. I personally went to great lengths to make sure any action I did around here couldn’t be construed as improper. I couldn’t imagine why this scumbag would even think of doing this.
40 years to life is a joke. This assclown should get at the very least LWOP.
Sentencing is set for October 30th.
Thanks to Reesegril for the tip.