Rodolfo Godinez, the first of six animals who participated in the execution of three young Americans with a promising future before them, Dashon Harvey, Terrance Aeriel and Iofemi Hightower and assaulted another female was sentenced this morning to three consecutive life sentences plus 20 years in jail.
Godinez must serve at least 218 years for his conviction on murder, robbery and weapons charges.
Godinez is the lowest form of being. He is a parasite, invader, child molester, predator, a legal immigrant from Nicaragua with nasty ways to say the least, a ranking member of the world’s most notorious gang, MS-13 A.K.A Mara Salvatrucha 13, and executioner.
“NEWARK, N.J. — The first defendant convicted in the 2007 execution-style slayings of three friends and an attack on a fourth in a schoolyard was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive life terms in prison plus 20 years.
The sentence means Rodolfo Godinez must serve at least 218 years for his conviction on murder, robbery and weapons charges.
The 27-year-old immigrant from Nicaragua didn’t speak during Thursday’s sentencing in Newark, but the survivor of the attacks told the judge she’ll have a party when Godinez dies.
State Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin called Godinez ‘a menace’ and referred to the ‘monstrousness of what happened in a place where, by day, one would hear the laughter of children at play.’
The murders of Dashon Harvey, Terrance Aeriel and Iofemi Hightower and the shooting and stabbing of a fourth stunned New Jersey’s largest city. All four victims were enrolled or about to be enrolled at Delaware State University.
The three slain victims were found slumped against a wall of Newark’s Mount Vernon School playground on Aug. 4, 2007, each having suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Hightower and the survivor also were slashed with a machete.
The survivor, who was 19 at the time of the attack, testified at the trial in her first public comments since the slayings. She is not being identified by The Associated Press because of sexual assault charges against two other defendants. Her identification of a picture of one of the suspects led to the capture of all six within two weeks of the murders.
Godinez was convicted in May on 17 counts including murder, felony murder, robbery and weapons offenses. Without a wealth of physical evidence tying him to the scene — he left DNA on a beer bottle at the playground but wasn’t tied to the gun or knife used in the attacks — prosecutors used statements he made to police and to a jailhouse acquaintance that appeared to implicate him.
Defense attorney Roy Greenman said he will appeal Thursday’s sentence as well as the trial verdict.
Five other defendants are awaiting trial.”
In case, you are one of the few who are unfamiliar with this horrific execution committed by Godinez and his friends who are illegal immigrants, please see: Newark’s Symbols of Promise, Violence.