Palm Coast man who kidnapped, "waterboarded" ex-girlfriend gets life sentence
BUNNELL -- A Palm Coast man who prosecutors said used root beer to "waterboard" his ex-girlfriend was defiant as a judge sentenced him today to spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping her.
Major Harris III was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for kidnapping while armed with a firearm. Additionally, Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano sentenced Harris to an additional 20 years in prison on top of the life sentence: 15 years in prison for aggravated battery with a firearm and five years in prison for aggravated assault with a firearm.
The 32-year-old Harris, shackled and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, stood before the court and made a statement minutes before the judge sentenced him. Harris said he forgave the victim, who reacted with a look of disbelief as she sat in the courtroom. Harris even appeared to grin as he was fingerprinted later.
“First off, addressing the alleged victim,” Harris said. “We both know what took place that night.
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