His girlfriend told him she’s breaking up with him. Instead of accepting her decision and letting her go, the man attacked and kidnapped the girl who didn’t want him anymore. Now, the Californian black man will have to answer for his crime as he will be sent to prison.
A Cobb County jury just convicted 31-year-old Orlando Mickey Rhinehart of kidnapping with bodily injury and two counts of battery. Rhinehart was, however, acquitted of the other charges of robbery and aggravated assault.
Rhinehart and his former girlfriend were staying in a motel then when they started arguing and he attacked her.
Investigators said Rhinehart hit the woman, tore her hair out and spit on her before he forced her into her car. While they were driving, Rhinehart made a call to someone and shared that he didn’t know what he’ll do with the victim.
Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Rhinehart made the victim fear for her life.
When the former lovers reached an area the victim recognized, she made the quick decision to jump out of the car. She then ran to the Sam’s Club on Cobb Parkway in Marietta to seek help from the people there.
At the time of the incident, Rhinehart even went to Twitter and started to tweet about what happened.
Assistant District Attorney Julianna Peterson who prosecuted the case said: “A truly dangerous, violent and clearly murderous man has been convicted. Not only was justice done, but our community is safer today because Orlando Rhinehart is no longer free to terrorize the vulnerable.”
Right after the verdict was handed down, Cobb Superior Judge Ann Harris sentenced Rhinehart to life in prison.