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Mr. Weldon Angelos has the unique distinction of being sentenced to 55 years as a first time, non-violent offender. He was convicted of selling marijuana and having guns present.
The sentencing judge, Judge Cassell, stated that he regretted having to send Weldon Angelos to prison for 55 and said it was cruel, unusual and irrational.
He also cited other known cases where the sentencing had been far less for much worse crimes, such as:
• 24 years: airplane hijacker
• 19 years: bomb-detonating terrorist,
• 13 years: beating someone to death in a fight
• 15 years: three-time child rapist
• 11 years: raping a 10-year-old child.
Ben Valdez Jr.
Chairman, Free Weldon Angelos