A judge lashed out at a man from North Carolina when he sentenced him to life imprisonment for murdering his neighbor and his family.
Jonathan Sander was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday for the triple murder of his neighbors who had accused him of child abuse after a constant feud.
He was accused on 8 April of first-degree murder in the gunshots of Sandy Mazzella, his wife Stephenie Mazzella and Sandy & # 39; s mother Elaine Mazzella.
Jonathan Sander, (photo), was sentenced to life imprisonment for the triple murder of his neighbors who accused him of child abuse after a long-running fight
Jonathan Sander was convicted on April 8 of the first-degree murder in the gunshots of Sandy Mazzella, his wife Stephenie Mazzella, (left together) and Sandy & # 39; s mother Elaine Mazzella (right)
In recorded recordings after the recordings, Sander told a sheriff's detective that he had shot Sandy Mazzella for & # 39; revenge & # 39 ;, so that & # 39; his family would be hurt like my family & # 39 ;.
Judge Graham Shirley cut off Sander on Monday when he started speaking to jurors after he had convicted him.
The judge was particularly annoyed when Sal Mazzella, the father of Sandy and Elaine's husband, became emotional during his victim influence and Sander mockingly mocked his comments.
Judge Shirley told him that he would probably only have received a sentence of 16 to 29 months for indecent liberties with a child, and even that would have been a probationary period because of his lack of a previous criminal record.
In footage from the hearing obtained by WLOS, Judge Shirley said to him: & Sir, you are going to be placed with the most violent criminals in this state.
& # 39; People who have committed murder but have not been sentenced to death who are meaner and more violent than you.
He added: & # 39; If you put your head on your head tonight and you hear that iron lock click for the first night of your first time in Central Prison, when the lights get dark, I want you to think about that two-minute period that described in which you ruined the lives of not only your family, but the Mazellas. & # 39;
The three-week trial included frequent outbursts from Sander, which mockedly fluttered during victim effects. He was told that Judge Graham Shirley, Supreme Court judge, told Jon Sander that he & # 39; would only die & # 39;
Judge Graham Shirley, (far right), had harsh words for Sander (stood on the left) during the sentence and said to him: "You will only die, you will not even become a footnote"
Shirley said that he had learned from weeks in the courtroom that Sander was attracted to the spotlight and claimed that much of his speech was directed to news cameras. He also noticed his actions & # 39; selfish and cowardly. & # 39;
Judge Shirley added: & I want you to realize that if you live up to your life expectancy of 25.1 years, that two-minute period will have to repeat itself six million 500 and 78,000 times before you breathe out your last breath.
& # 39; When you take your last breath, you die alone and die completely forgotten as a result of this action. Get him out of my courtroom now. & # 39;
The court heard earlier how Sander and Mazzella were the best friends and partners in a lawn and gardener company.
The court heard earlier how Sandy Mazzella, (left) and Sander (right), were best friends and partners in a lawn and landscape company.
In recorded footage after the shooting, Sander told a sheriff's detective that he had shot Sandy Mazzella (photo) for & # 39; revenge & # 39 ;, so that & # 39; his family would be hurt like my family & # 39;
However, their friendship became sour and escalated into a feud over money and business disagreements. The case finally came to a head when the Mazzella family accused Sander of molesting a minor member of their family.
Evidence was provided that Sander drank six Shock Top beers at Buffalo Brothers in Wake Forest before the murders.
Then he took his gun and burst into his neighbors' house: & Child abuse? Really, Sandy? & # 39;
During the trial, Sander repeatedly lashed out at Sal Mazzella, even when he became emotional about seeing the murder of his family.
Sander then gave an incoherent speech in which he contested the evidence, insulted his lawyers, and accused others of his crimes.
Sal Mazzella (photo), Sandy's father and Elaine's husband, read an emotional two-page explanation before the conviction. He thanked the judge and everyone else who supported him
Sal Mazella told Sander that he did not hate him but was interrupted by Sander's frequent outbursts in the courtroom
& # 39; Everything is a lie and a sham, & # 39; he said, handcuffed as he shuffled through banknotes.
& # 39; On my appeal, you will see what is right. You condemn a good man to life, and that won't fly. & # 39;
ABC 11 reported that he made accusations about the Mazzellas because of drug problems, lies and romantic advances against him.
He then began to criticize his own lawyer and challenged the defense he had built.
At that time, the judge told him last week: & Monday, come these people who see this stream look at something else. You will not even be a footnote. & # 39;
Sal Mazzella, the father of Sandy and husband of Elaine, read an emotional two-page explanation before the sentence. He thanked the judge and those who supported him.
ABC 11 told him to say: & # 39; I told my wife, Elaine, that hatred should be removed from the dictionary & # 39 ;, Sal Mazzella said. & # 39; My dear wife, Elaine, was a loving, caring person. & # 39;
& # 39; My son, Sandy, cared about people. My son has never expressed hatred. I still don't understand why you hated my son so much. It surprises me. & # 39;
The other son of the Mazzellas, Nicholas, also read a victim bulletin and said that Sanders & # 39; actions had destroyed his family.
He said: & # 39; Was what you did really worth the consequences? You have killed my family and you will not even see your children again. & # 39;
A statement written by Stephenie & # 39; s mother Karen Maggio, the mother of Stephenie, was also read in court because she could not attend the hearing.
& # 39; My daughter would protect those she liked at any cost. & # 39; She was full of life all the time with her happy smile … loving, thoughtful, caring, lifting in so many ways.
& # 39; It is very difficult for me to understand that I will never be able to talk to her or to hug her again. I miss her every day, every hour and every minute. my heart cries for her. & # 39;