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Banacek
04-10-2018, 05:44 PM
The son of Albert Loehlein read an emotional statement about his father at the sentencing of Isaiah M. Thomas, who will be eligible for parole after 30 years for the killing Albert Loehlein.

Albert Loehlein made wine from grapes grown in his backyard in Anoka, logged his own trees for the fireplace and made rugs with his mother’s loom set up in the basement.

At 95, he could barely see or hear, but wished to live independently in the home he bought in 1945. It was there that he and his wife, Hannah, raised six children. Loehlein cared for Hannah there as she succumbed to cancer several years ago.

“He didn’t want to be anywhere else,” his son, Timothy Loehlein, said in Anoka County District Court on Monday. “He loved being there.”

Isaiah M. Thomas lived six blocks away. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, Thomas crept into the WWII veteran’s home, beat him to death with a flashlight and a clock that he pawned for $22.50. On Monday, he was sentenced to life in prison, with a chance of parole after 30 years.

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Thomas said Monday that his behavior was not coldblooded, but rather an act of “warm-blooded, long, deep misplaced anger” directed toward a man who represented other men who had victimized him and his peers.

“I’m a product of my environment,” said Thomas, who was shackled while in court.

It's YT's fault again. In California he would probably have paid a $500 fine and the deceased's family would be billed for the court's costs.



http://www.startribune.com/repeat-felon-faces-sentencing-today-in-murder-of-wwii-veteran/479136593/

FlaGator
04-10-2018, 06:32 PM
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It's YT's fault again. In California he would probably have paid a $500 fine and the deceased's family would be billed for the court's costs.



http://www.startribune.com/repeat-felon-faces-sentencing-today-in-murder-of-wwii-veteran/479136593/

Actually you are a product of you inability to forgive and get beyond your past.

SVPete
04-10-2018, 07:04 PM
Men like Albert Loehlein and several million like him are the reasons Murderer Thomas are not slaves in a German or Japanese labor camp, or maybe sushi or wurst!

noonwitch
04-11-2018, 09:14 AM
Hopefully every time he assaults another inmate or a CO, he gets another 10 added to his minimum, then it will truly be a life sentence.