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The parents of 7-year-old
Megan Kanka of Hamilton
Township, did not know that a twice convicted sex
offender was living across the street until that
neighbour was charged with the brutal rape and
murder of their daughter.
Megan's murderer pleads for his life
The child molester whose slaying of 7-year-
old Megan Kanka led to passage ofMegan's Law pleaded with a jury
Wednesday to spare his life so that he may someday understand "why
something like this could happen."
Jesse Timmendequas, 36, in an emotionless, 30-second
said he was sorry for what he did to the little girl who
lived across the
"I pray for her and her family every day," he read.
"I have to live with
this and what I've done for the rest of my life."
Megan's slaying led New Jersey and other states to pass laws
require communities to be notified when a sex offender moves
national version was signed by President Clinton last year.
"I ask you to let me live so , someday, I can understand and have an
understanding why something like this could happen. Thanks,"
In a nearly two-hour closing argument, defense attorney Roy
said Timmendequas should get life in prison because he was
and physically abused as a child and "didn't have a chance" for
The jury, which previously convicted Timmendequas of raping and
murdering Megan, must decide whether he should be sentenced
by injection or life in prison. The prosecution will give its
after which the jury should get the case.
Earlier Wednesday, Megan's father, Richard, described his
the jury as "Mom's little homemaker," a gentle girl who held tea
for her dolls but also played in the mud with her brother's trucks.
Associated Press (June 19-1997)
Megan's Killer Sentenced To Two Consecutive Life Terms
A judge has sentenced Jesse Timmendequas to two consecutive
life terms, for the gruesome killing
of Megan Kanka.
Timmendequas is already on New Jersey's death row for his
capital murder conviction in the 1994
Today's sentencing covers Timmendequas' convictions on
felony murder, kidnapping and
aggravated sexual assault charges.
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