Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 04 October 2011
October 5th, 2011 - Rarlo Primes plead guilty in Shelby County Criminal Court Division Seven for his role in the especially aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping of two University of Memphis students in 2008.
On Monday, December 29th, 2008, Rarlo Primes, (age 24), Jermaine Owens and James Hamilton, approached two University of Memphis students sitting in a car outside of 510 South Highland and robbed the male and female victims. Primes and Hamilton then forced the students into their car at gunpoint and drove them to a secluded dead end street in south Memphis, with Owens following in a separate vehicle. Both victims were beaten and the male victim was shot. Owens and Hamilton raped the female victim.
Hamilton pled guilty in Criminal Court Division Seven on April 29th, 2010, and agreed to serve 100 percent of a thirty year sentence for his part in the robbery, kidnapping and rape. Owens was convicted August 27th 2011. On September 30th, 2011 Owens was sentenced to serve a full 125 years in prison, with no possibility of parole.
Primes entered a plea of guilty and will serve 15 years each for two counts of especially aggravated robbery, both to be served concurrently. He agreed to serve 15 years each for two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, also to be served concurrently. Each crime is a non-parole eligible offense. Primes will serve the two concurrent 15 year sentences consecutively at 100 percent, for a total of 30 years imprisonment.
District Attorney Amy Weirich and Ray Lepone, Chief Prosecutor of the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit, prosecuted the case.
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