Goins sentenced to 3 terms of life without parole

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Submitted: Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:53pm
Updated: Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:36pm

By F.T. Norton

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — A New Hanover County judge sentenced Harold Goins Jr., 37, to three consecutive life terms in prison without parole Thursday for raping a female cousin in 2010, five days after being released from serving 11 years in prison for a throat slashing in 1996.

Goins was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping, rape, two counts of sexual offense, and assault with a deadly weapon. He was found not guilty of pointing a firearm during the rape.

The 27-year-old victim testified that Goins confronted her with a knife and raped her in July 2010, then forced her to shower and clean up any evidence. She said he threatened to shoot her if she called police.

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  • taxpayer says:

    the others inmates will take care him, in their own way, when they find out why he’s back behind bars. Guys like this normally don’t last long.

  • Mary Trepanier says:

    Really! To bad you all Really DON’T know this man or his family He paid his dues to society and all everyone wants to do is bash him. Hes got a loving family and kids and NEICES, and nephews who love him dearly. HIS daddy is beside hi self and hes beloved sister has had a rough go of it with this situation. SO PLEASE PEOPLE BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR SAYING IT ISNT HERE SO HE CAN READ IT.THE FAMILYS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE SPECTRIM SEE IT AND THE PAIN GOES ON…

  • SurfCityTom says:

    3 life terms with no parole.

    Likely get a college degree @ the taxpayers’ expense.

    Cable & internet @ the taxpayers’ expense.

    3 squares a day; workout facilities @ the taxpayers’ expense.

    Probably announce he will have a reality tv show at some point in time.

    Is there not some desolate island, inhabited by fleas, scorpions, and poisonous snakes to which vermin like this can be sent? Then see survival of the fittest.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Like Hunger Games only with convicts instead of children?

  • Guest6969696969 says:

    Lets bring back GLADTORIAL Combat, to the death, PAY PER VIEW..
    that’ll solve/bring in TAX/GAMING Revenue, while they CAN pay their own Way while staying in a *Ludis*, What say YOU Chef?
    I’m ALL For IT…

  • Guest2020 says:

    Judges and DA’s do not make the laws concerning sentences. They have to follow guidelines set out in the North Carolina General Statutes.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    Low-life scumbag should’ve NEVER been back out in the general public in the first place! He should be de-testiculated along with penis removal surgery and provided with a one-inch tube with which to drain his bladder during his remaining prison tenure.

    Judges and DA’s, when you start effecting sentences like this when you should instead of waiting for the 15th Felony conviction, you’ll begin to see a big difference in the crime rate, especially the “gun-related” violence everyone is harping about. I call it “Convicted Felon-related” violence which is what it really is.

  • 1SG America says:

    Stop the presses, you mean to tell me this FELON had a gun? What capacity was the mag? Did he pass his background check to purchase that gun? Was he mentally stable enough to own a gun? This is the reason that the IDIOTS who think passing ANY NEW gun laws will do anything to prevent any new shootings or any violent crimes involving a gun, Criminals don’t play by the RULES. But until we take a common sense approach and PUNISH the offender well beyond the normal sentencing structure. All we will do in keep infringing on the 2nd Amendment and not doing anything to the ones that are breaking the law. Dont punish society for the bad apples, just crush them and make apple juice!

    1SG America

  • NC101 says:

    You make it sound like this guy is going to be living this posh lifestyle in prison. IN PRISON. Yes, this guy seems pretty messed and deserves the time. But wow, you guys almost sound jealous. Honestly, would you trade places with the guy? If not then shut up. We’re not going to send the dude off to play the hunger games; seriously, people who say stuff like that who actively endorse cruel and unusual punishment are, in my opinion, no better than the very guy whose article we are on right now.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    So one of the worst things this scum can do to an innocent lands him in jail and being taken care of the rest of his useless life. That’s just peachy to you eh? If you are so for it can “We the People” send you the bill to food and house this useless pile? If not… shut up! SMDH

    Cruel and unusual punishment? That heart bleed much?

  • guest9999999 says:

    I really do wish if the media is going to try and report news they would at least check their facts. Harold Goins was found guilty of 3 first degree sex offenses, first degree rape, first degree kidnapping and some misdemeanors. The jury also found he is a violent habitual felon which did enhance his sentence. The Judge followed the guidelines during sentencing and Harold Goins was sentenced to FOUR life sentences without parole and they are all running one after another. The four life sentences are for the three sex offense charges and the rape charge.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    And that’s the whole point. They don’t follow the laws and guidelines in place. They slap these slugs on the wrist and they’re back out on the street in no time, right next to you and I and our families. Over and over and over again to the point that criminals see the system as a joke. The 3 strikes law should be in place and fully enforced to the last day of their life. It isn’t.

    THAT my friend, is what is NOT happening. That my friend, is where the problem lies! The judges and the DA’s have the last and final say. The do not do what they are supposed to do. They are more concerned about “prison population” control than “felons in society” control! That is how rotten vermin like this is able to get out of prison, steal a gun and use it to forcibly and violently rape a young woman at gunpoint just 5 days after his release from prison.

  • Mary Trepanier says:

    The one and only family I know that is a real family..I love each and everyone of them…. From Big Daddy to Bella!!! and everyone in between

  • Nikki G. says:

    Really. That is my uncle. its nice to see how quick people automatically assume that he is the worst criminal ever and he should have all these horrible things done to him. Its also very sorry of the media to bring up all of his past. I seen my uncle the day of the supposedly “rape”. I seen him the minute before he left my house. what he did in his past he paid for it. he served his time.what in you crazy peoples right mind would have you think that he is so stupid as to “rape” a family member. yes there is people like that but not my uncle. my family waited years to see his face again and all you people just want to remind yourselfs of how good of trash talkers you are. the “victim” was setting my uncle up. that side of my family never liked us. they were “too good” to hang around us. why are they not putting her in jail for telling lies just to see one more of our family members taken away from us.

  • jj says:

    Is that all. Should have gotten the Chair…

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