OMG this DJ named DaJuan Porter Breaks in Men's houses to give them Head while they Sleep! WTF?
Now Sentenced to Death for Killing a victim before they testified & Setting fire to a house with a 4 month old baby inside! Dude told the family that he doesn't want to be regarded as a "monster."
Three days before jury selection was to start for his death penalty trial, a Harrisburg man pleaded no contest to first-degree murder Friday in return for a life sentence for killing an 87-year-old woman in Dauphin County
The fatal stabbing of Joyce Roth during a June 2013 burglary at her son's Derry Township home was part of a failed plot by DaJuan Porter to scare a witness out of testifying against him in a sexual assault case, First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo said.Porter, 31, also pleaded no contest to burglarizing the home where Roth was slain on June 10, 2013 and of setting a fire that same night at the Lower Paxton Township home of the family of one of the sexual assault victims.
"You left a terrible toll in your wake," President Judge Richard A. Lewis told Porter as he imposed a life prison term for the murder plea, plus a consecutive 20- to 40-year jail term for the pleas to the burglary and arson charges.
Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty for Porter and jury selection was set to begin Monday for his capital murder trial. Chardo said members of Roth's family, who watched the plea and sentencing but did not speak, approved offering Porter a life sentence.
In accepting the deal, Lewis said "it allows some small measure of closure for the family (of Roth) and some small measure of justice."
Porter apologized to the victims and said he doesn't want to be regarded as a "monster."
"I entered this plea agreement because I didn't want them to go through further grief," Porter said. "I also didn't want my family to go through the grief."
He said he doesn't agree with all the accusations against him. "There have been some misunderstandings. There have been some misrepresentations," Porter said. "Everything that has been said in this case is not true."
Chardo said surveillance camera footage and the GPS on Porter's cell phone placed him at the scenes of the killing and the arson. He said Porter was filmed getting in and out of a borrowed truck near the house where Roth was killed. Later, a bag belonging to Roth that contained some of her jewelry was found in the truck's glove box, Chardo said.
Roth, of Allentown, was visiting her son's family when she was slain.
After killing Roth, Porter drove to the Lower Paxton home of the sexual assault victim and set a fire inside the house, in a section below where a 4-month-old boy was sleeping, Chardo said. The prosecutor said the blaze damaged the home, but all five people inside got out safely.
The mother of the assault victim whose house was set afire told Lewis about the trauma her son has endured. She called Porter "evil" and said she doesn't want her son and two other men Porter was accused of sexually assaulting to "be left behind" as footnotes to the murder case even thought the sex assault case was withdrawn in return for Porter's plea.
"It has been a long, hard road for us," she said. "What we wanted was for (Porter) never to be free to hurt someone else."
Although Roth's family members didn't speak, Lewis addressed Porter on their behalf.
"This was a horrible crime," the judge said. "This is a family that was left devastated by this murder."
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