Serial rapist and murderer Robert Blainey is sentenced to life without parole
Blainey is responsible for raping and strangling motel owner Linda Turner to death back in November.
It was definitely an emotional day for Linda turner's family and friends.
But, we also learned some new details of Robert Blainey's disturbing childhood.
"You are to me Mr. Blainey the personification of evil," said Oneida County Judge Barry Donalty.
Evil, a monster and a creature as described by Linda Turner's sister, son and co-worker.
"This is a waste of life. Now my mother has a waste of life. Everything she have or ever worked for is gone," said Scott Turner.
Linda's son, Scott Turner begged the court this morning to never let in his words, "this creature" to step a foot into society.
Robert Blainey pled guilty back in January for raping and strangling Linda to death.
"After the rape you said you did what you had to do. You said I got it done and I left. It was cut and dry, no games, no gimmicks," explained Judge Donalty.
It's reported that he even tried to take his own life that same day.
Today, the court also learned of Blainey's troubling childhood.
"As young as five years old he had cigarette burns on him. When he was adopted there after he was beaten with a variety of objects ," says Leland McCormac, Blainey's Attorney.
Blainey's attorney, Leland McCormac says Blainey was tortured and abused when he was a child.
Although McCormac says he is no psychologist, he says Blainey's upbringing may be an explanation of his violent actions.
However, district attorney Scott McNamara says that is no excuse.
"If you have been a victim you know the pain of being a victim. You know how hurtful that can be to people, so why would you pass that on," said McNamara.
Blainey did have a chance to speak before the court, but he stood there in silence.
Blainey has a right to appeal his sentence within thirty days.
His attorney plans to do so to protect Blainey's interest and rights if he changes his mind.