A former Target worker was sentenced to 100 years for killing a colleague he mentioned stole his lunch.
Bazen Berhe, 25, admittedly sought vengeance towards his 58-year-old co-worker Hernan Leiva after studying the retail retailer janitor took meals belonging to him from an organization fridge on April 15, 2021, WTOP reported.
The subsequent day, Berhe reportedly bought a hammer and a pair of knives from the Target the place he and the sufferer labored. The defendant mentioned he spent a pair days “training for the murder,” earlier than stabbing and bludgeoning his colleague within the retailer’s parking storage within the early morning of April 17, 2021. Levia died on the scene.
Berhe fled the crime scene roughly 10 miles west of the nation’s capital, however instantly confessed to police what he’d finished and later pleaded responsible to homicide.
Berhe’s harsh sentence got here after he reportedly advised a Virginia choose he would commit additional acts of violence if the court docket went simple on him. But based on the Washington Post, the Ethiopian defendant promised the court docket he’d behave in jail. Berhe claimed he was having immigration points earlier than his lunch was stolen and that had him upset. He didn’t wish to depart the U.S.
Berhe’s court docket look additionally included a weird conciliatory providing to the sufferer’s household for the “gruesome and grotesque” homicide he dedicated.
“I want the family to know, I did everything in my power to kill him in less than a minute,” Berhe mentioned.
He’ll serve 70 years in jail with a suspended sentence of 30 years.