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Sometimes 50 to life just isn’t enough – below are eight convicted criminals who the judges wanted to make sure never, ever got out of jail.
Bobbie Joe Long – 28 life sentences, 99 years, 1 death sentence
This Florida native was found guilty of raping over 50 women and killing over 25 of them. The reason for his crimes is often blamed on his extra X chromosome (giving him breasts after puberty) and his very dysfunctional relationship with his mother.
Martin Bryant – 35 life sentences, 1,035 years without parole
Martin Bryant was a mass murderer who orchestrated the Port Arthur Massacre in Port Arther, Tasmania, Australia. His day-long killing spree claimed 35 victims’ lives and injured 23 others before he was caught fleeing after a long standoff in the house of two of Bryant’s victims. Bryant lit the house on fire and attempted to run out the back in the confusion. Instead, he suffered burns on his back and buttocks, and was caught. The judge sentenced him to one life sentence for each of his dead victims plus 1,035 years for his other crimes.
Dudley Wayne Kyzer – 10,000 years
In 1981, Alabama native Kyzer murdered his wife, mother-in-law, and another man. The prosecutor told the jury, “He doesn’t need mercy. He showed no mercy with the murders he committed. The time is long past in this case for Wayne Kyzer to be shown mercy.” He was given two life sentences plus 10,000 years in prison. The scary thing, though? Alabama state law requires that inmates become eligible for parole after 10 years.
Allan Wayne McLaurin – 21,250 years
McLaurin was convicted of four counts of rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of robbery, one count of larceny and one count of burglary. In total, McLaurin received 21,250 years in prison. Combined with his partner Darron Bennalford Anderson’s conviction, the total conviction years total 32,500 years.
Charles Scott Robinson – 30,000 years
The judge on Robinson’s case said that he was weary of criminals serving only a portion of their time. So, when Robinson was convicted of raping a child in Oklahoma City, the jury recommended 5,000 years in prison for each of Robinson’s counts, since the jury couldn’t sentence him to life without parole. This meant that Robinson wouldn’t even possibly be paroled until he is 108 years old. The judge who sentenced Robinson told him, “By doing that, I think I can assure that you will spend the rest of your natural life in the confines of the Department of Corrections.”
Madrid train bombers – around 35,000 or 43,000 years
The 2004 Madrid train bombings were nearly simultaneous attacks against the train system of Madrid, Spain, which killed 191 people and wounded 1,800. An investigation found that the attacks were directed by an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist group. 28 people were arrested in connection to the bombings. Of that number, 21 were convicted on various charges. The three with the greatest sentences were Emilio Suárez Transhorras, Jamal Zougam, and Atman el-Gnaoui. Transhorras was sentenced to 34,715 years, Zougam to 42,922 years, and Gnaoui to 42,924 years.
Chamoy Thipyaso – 141,078 years
Thipyaso holds the longest sentence for corporate fraud in the world. She defrauded over 16,000 people in her home country of Thailand in a scheme that was worth $204 million when she was arrested.
Gabriel March Granados (maybe) – 384,912 years
This entry says “maybe” because people can’t seem to agree whether Grandos was actually convicted to serve the 384,912 years for the crime of opening and not delivering over 42,000 letters. What everyone agrees is that the prosecutor asked for nine years for every letter Grandos failed to deliver (which gives us 384,912 years). Some sources, though say that the judge was lenient and sentenced Grandos to either 14 years, two months or 7,109 years.