November 16, 2019
In a sane world, this primate would get the electric chair – and the girl’s mother would get to pull the lever.
Michael Webb was sentenced to life Thursday for the kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother in a Fort Worth neighborhood.
A federal jury found Webb, 51, guilty of the kidnapping during a two-day trial in September. More than one month later, a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
“We believe that justice has been served in this case, and we are thankful for and agree with the judge’s decision to sentence him to life in prison,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox in a statement Thursday. “My hope is that this family and this community will find solace in knowing that he will never be able to harm another little child again.”
Police arrested Webb after he was found in a motel room with the child more than eight hours after she was abducted on May 18.
Webb was charged with federal kidnapping because he used Google maps on his cellphone to navigate to the extended-stay hotel.
During his trial, not a single witness was called by the defense, and Webb’s attorneys didn’t cross-examine a single witness.
Webb asked Judge O’Connor for a new court-appointed attorney multiple times, but was denied.
Webb could’ve faced as little as 20 years in prison for his crime, but received the maximum sentence and is not eligible for parole.