Stripper Who Ran Over and Dragged Man to Death Sentenced to 10 Years
Apr 8, 2011 - 5:51 PM .
Kristina Hensley, the 35-year-old stripper from Ohio who killed a client by knocking him down with her car and dragging him more than a mile, has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth handed down the maximum sentence, citing victim Jae Cho's "ghastly" and "horrible death."
"I think this defendant, in her way, is remorseful, but at the same time, I think [her actions were] extremely callous," the judge said, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The charges in the case stemmed from an August incident in which Hensley, an exotic dancer from Higginsport, about 55 miles south of Cincinnati, had gone to Cho's Monroe home to perform a private dance.
Hensley later told police that Cho had touched her inappropriately and that when she attempted to leave, he jumped in front of her Ford Explorer. Hensley said she was unaware she struck Cho and did not realize he was being dragged underneath her vehicle until she stopped at a gas station more than a mile away and an attendant discovered his body under the SUV. Cho, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to The Associated Press, the mother of three sons, ages 13, 8 and 7, was initially charged with fleeing the scene of an accident. However, in September, a grand jury indicted Hensley and charged her with murder, aggravated robbery, failure to stop after an accident and theft.
While in jail, Hensley allegedly bragged to other inmates that she had robbed Cho and was aware that he was under her vehicle when she sped off. Jailhouse informants told police Hensley said she was unsuccessful in attempts to dislodge his body from under the vehicle.
Facing a possible sentence of life in prison, Hensley entered into a deal with prosecutors in February, pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop, the Journal-News of Hamilton reported.
On Thursday, Hensley's lawyer, Jeremy Evans, asked Judge Spaeth for probation or, at the most, the minimum sentence of three years in prison.
"She did not intend to kill him. ... Everything went crazy that night," Evans said in court.
Sponsored LinksHensley also addressed the court on her own behalf.
"I never had any intention whatsoever for Mr. Cho to get hurt ... I relive what happened every day," she said.
Unmoved by Hensley's claims of regret, Cho's brother, Blue Ash police officer Jun Cho, urged Spaeth to give Hensley the maximum sentence.
"My brother's life is worth more than 10 years, Your Honor, but that's what we're stuck with," Jun Cho said.
Spaeth ultimately sided with the Cho family, telling Hensley, "This court has no choice." http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/08/stripper-kristina-hensley-sentenced-to-10-years-for-running-over/?icid=main%7Cnetscape%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%7C209258]
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Light sentence for gal boasting about robbing and killing a man.