Felon sentenced to 140 years for raping, robbing Subway worker in south Oklahoma City

John Robert Murphy, 31, was sentenced to 140 years in the rape, kidnapping and robbery of a 22-year-old woman who gave him a free sandwich, Oklahoma County prosecutors said.
by Tim Willert Modified: January 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013
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“He rewarded her kindness by violating her in every way possible,” Lavenue said.

After eating the sandwich, Murphy ordered the woman to open the safe and took $198.50 before ordering her to the back of the store, prosecutors said.

The woman testified at Murphy's trial but did not attend Friday's sentencing.

Murphy declined to speak inside or outside of court.

His attorney told the judge Murphy was physically and sexually abused as a boy and spent the better part of his youth in foster homes.

According to prosecutors and court documents, Murphy began committing crimes when he was 12.

He was convicted of rape at 14 and kidnapping at 19, and has spent the majority of his life incarcerated.

Lavenue said Murphy is a “menace to society” who has not shown any remorse for his crime.

“His victim was an innocent young lady doing the best she could,” Lavenue said.

“She certainly didn't deserve any of the things that happened to her.”


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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