Repeat offender sentenced to life sentence for sexual assualt

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Updated: 6/09/2012 10:08 am

A Lubbock Judge sentences a man to life in prison for sexual assault. Ritchie Lee Lawson,55, was convicted for an attack in April 2011.

The victim said she feared for her life that day. She said she is relieved to know that Lawson won't get out to brutalize anyone else.

"He already had been raping me on three different occasions for like an hour, hour and a half," she said. I couldn't believe anyone would leave a victim alive to be able to tell on him." 

Lubbock Prosecutor Barron Slack said, "the sentence from the judge spoke a lot about this defendant's character. He was a repeat offender, a habitual offender under our law been to prison multiple times and then committed one of the most serious offenses that we have in the state."

Lawson will have to serve half his sentence before he could be eligible for parole.

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