Crime

Judge rejects kidnapper’s fast-food request, serves up life sentence instead

Terrence Jefferson, a six-time felon, was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping a woman and trying to rape her.
Terrence Jefferson, a six-time felon, was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping a woman and trying to rape her. Miami Herald

Before he was sentenced for kidnapping a woman and trying to rape her, Terrence Jefferson got up in court to request one final thing before prison: some fast food.

A Miami-Dade judge on Friday rejected the to-go order from the Popeye’s restaurant chain but he did serve up a life sentence for the 10-time felon.

His sentencing came one month after Jefferson was convicted of kidnapping an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint on a rainy day in North Miami-Dade in December 2013. The woman testified tearfully at trial, describing how she accepted a ride but managed to escape after he pulled a gun and demanded she strip.

Jefferson — who sported a star etched into his hair at trial — took the stand to claim that the woman was a prostitute. Jurors didn’t buy his claim.

He is still facing trial in another case in which he is alleged to have kidnapped and raped a young woman.

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