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Augusta man pleads guilty in beating of 79-year-old woman

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An Augusta man accused of breaking into the home of a 79-year-old woman and severely beating her in a rape attempt pleaded guilty Mon­day.

Trevanti R. Givens  SPECIAL
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Trevanti R. Givens


Because of Trevanti R. Givens, a woman who expected to live the rest of her life in the home she made for 50 years had to move into an assisted living facility, the victim’s daughter told the judge. Her mother has not been able to drive or even read since the attack and remains unstable on her feet, she said.

Givens, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Su­per­ior Court to burglary and aggravated assault. The judge accepted the negotiated sentence recommendation of 30 years in prison. An attempted rape charge was dropped as part of the plea deal.

Police responding to an interrupted 911 call the night of April 16, 2011, found the woman unconscious and covered in blood. Blood stains on objects nearby, such as a telephone, made it clear that the assailant used more than his fists on the victim, Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus said.

The woman couldn’t remember what happened.

Officers found Givens hiding under a bed in the house. He was wearing a latex glove, Fogus said. Parts of a matching glove were found elsewhere in the house, Fogus said.

The quick police response likely interrupted a rape because medical tests on the victim were inconclusive, Fogus said.

The case against Givens was delayed because he was initially found incompetent to stand trial, said Assistant Public Defender Michael Arrington.

Givens, who has not made any excuses for his behavior, will likely serve at least 90 percent of the sentence in prison. Givens thought it was best to take responsibility and give the victim and her family finality to the case, his attorney said.

Before imposing the sentence, Judge J. David Roper asked Givens whether anyone else was with him during the crimes. Givens said no.

His only prior conviction was for burglary, which he committed by serving as a lookout for someone else.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/17/12 - 06:56 pm
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Why can't he serve ALL of the

Why can't he serve ALL of the sentence? And why was a plea deal offered for such a brutal crime? I could never be a lawyer.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/18/12 - 10:57 am
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Hopefully somebody in prison

Hopefully somebody in prison will kill him before the gets paroled.

What happened with his first conviction. Did one of our illustrious judges give him probation.? Did one of our prosecutors cut him a deal on that one too? Would this poor woman have been beaten and assaulted if Givens had gotten 20 years the first time around? We are doing the same things with our thugs and criminals that we are doing with our mentally ill.......leaving them loose to do more harm to innocent people. Our judges and prosecutors aren't any good at punishing the guilty but they are all professionals at playing "Let's Make a Deal".

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/17/12 - 09:59 pm
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If someone could do something

If someone could do something like this to a 79 year old, they will do it again. No conscious.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 12/18/12 - 07:05 am
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Target Practice
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Looks like good target practice material to me....give this poor woman some peace of mind & save the prison system a lot of money.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/18/12 - 07:23 am
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Want reduce crime in 3 generations

let's toss in neutering of aggressive criminals to prevent their genes from continuing to produce more aggressive criminals.

"The judge accepted the negotiated sentence recommendation of 30 years in prison. An attempted rape charge was dropped as part of the plea deal."

At least Judge J. David Roper, give this trash 30 years, which better than a few judges are handing out. Givens will serve 20 or 25 years if we are lucky.

"Givens was delayed because he was initially found incompetent to stand trial..." Sometimes playing the NUT CARD proves otherwise. Plus the fore knowledge to wear gloves showed he knew what he was doing.

Frank I
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Frank I 12/18/12 - 08:45 am
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...

I'm going to guess that the sentence would be different if the victim were a judges mother, or neighbor... I hope that he finds swift justice behind bars when they find out he beat and attempted to rape a someones grandmother...

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/18/12 - 09:03 am
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The sentences are always

The sentences are always different when it's someone else's family member. I'm no lawyer, but dropping attempted rape charges in a plea deal is a travesty of justice. Most people who are rapists will never change and always repeat their crimes. By taking that charge off his record, they leave other innocent women at risk of having it happen to them. There is a reason why people like this have to register as sex offenders and it should be no different for him. I will never understand why our justice system works for everyone except the innocent and the victims. He may not have finished what he started (according to the article) but I see the attempt as no different than actually doing it. God help us all.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 12/18/12 - 09:58 am
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I agree with Open Curtain,
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I agree with Open Curtain, let's include sterilization as part of the deal. I also don't understand a plea deal in this case -- Nut Card or not, he should have the attempted rape time, added to his sentence.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/18/12 - 12:39 pm
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Blank stare
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Flatliner......no moral pulse.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/18/12 - 12:56 pm
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MSNBC runs a program several

MSNBC runs a program several times a week called Lockup Raw, or Lockup______ (fill in the prison name). This week NatGeo ran a documentary on Russia's toughest prisons.

Let me tell you, they don't play!! Compared to Russia, the U.S. prison system is a playground. They have a steel door in front of steel bars, so there is no way an inmate can throw feces, etc. on offficers. The food is served to them with a shovel like deal where they put the bowl or plate on the shovel and poke it through the drop flap on the steel door into the slot in the bars.
When the prisoner is moved to another location, say for example to shake down the cell, he is cuffed and leg chained, then forced to bend at the waist and look at the floor while shuffling down the hall. It keeps them disoriented and unable to look around at floor layout, etc.

Needless to say, they have very few disciplinary issues, if any. The warden says there is only one way out of that prison, and that is the cemetery. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dolphin_Prison

Why can't we have prisons like that for the worst of the worst? All of these gangbangers running the other prisons would take a step back if they knew the next step for screwing up is a Black Dolphin.

Hey, maybe we could strike a deal with the Russkies to let us expatriate hardened criminals to them so we wouldn't have to fight the ACLU and bleeding hearts worried about "unusual" punishment.

Bulldog
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Bulldog 12/18/12 - 01:22 pm
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30 years

Thirty years is about right, but be prepared to deal with him again at that time. Sadly we will have to pay for his upkeep for that entire time. I fail to understand why prisons cannot be made more self supporting...

karlsruhe13
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karlsruhe13 12/18/12 - 02:35 pm
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Whaaaaat?
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"Because of Trevanti R. Givens, a woman who expected to live the rest of her life in the home she made for 50 years had to move into an assisted living facility, the victim’s daughter told the judge. Her mother has not been able to drive or even read since the attack and remains unstable on her feet, she said," and " Givens, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Su­per­ior Court to burglary and aggravated assault. The judge accepted the negotiated sentence recommendation of 30 years in prison. An attempted rape charge was dropped as part of the plea deal." A 79 years old lady gets beat to the pulp and almost raped and that's all the defendant will get? And to make his life more comfortable after he serves two third of his sentence or 20 years if not less than that, he will come out of jail and this time finish raping his next victim because he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/18/12 - 05:48 pm
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@bulldog

" I fail to understand why prisons cannot be made more self supporting..."

Because Bulldog, the bleeding heart liberals have decided we can't make those sorry sacks work. I know some (Angola?) prisons have farms or other food production, but it is voluntary work.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/18/12 - 05:59 pm
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itsanotherday1

My home town, Dannemora State Prison. They have hundreds of acres of farm land, They produce their own milk, meat, vegetables and provide many manufactured needs for other prisons.

"A City Within A Town"

I bet many have never heard of it. It has one massive history.

http://www.apnmag.com/summer_2006/clinton%20correctional%20facility.php

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