Man sentenced to life in prison without parole

Calling the murder of Anthony G. Olivet one of the worst he has seen, a judge on Thursday sentenced Carl Logan to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 

Judge J. Wade Padgett imposed Logan’s sentence, which includes an additional five years for possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, immediately after a Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Logan.

In March 2012, Olivet, a 43-year-old with mental and physical disabilities, offered Logan, 35, a place to stay. Logan repaid him by bashing in his head with a piece of lumber and repeatedly stabbing him.

At the time, Logan was on the run after stabbing two women in Danville, Va., in February 2012. After killing Olivet, Logan fled to Texas, where he severely injured a cellmate by hitting, kicking and stomping him. As Logan told the jury Wednesday, he broke the man’s arms and legs.

Logan acted as his own attorney at trial. He refused the judge’s offer Thursday to appoint him an attorney to represent him on appeal.

District Attorney Natalie Paine, who stepped in as the lead prosecutor Wednesday when one of her assistants became ill, asked the judge to impose the maximum penalty.

There was no fight between Logan and Olivet, Paine argued to the jury Wednesday. Olivet was on the floor as Logan hit and stabbed him repeatedly.

“This isn’t anger, this is rage,” Paine said. “He did this to the man everyone knows and loves as Caveman.”

 

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

 

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