On Thursday, a Louisiana man was found guilty on charges of second-degree murder after he admitted to killing the man who molested his girlfriend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to reports, the incident occurred in July 2015.
Brittany Monk, the girlfriend, testified in court that she and her boyfriend, Jace Crehan, broke into the convicted molester’s trailer and tried to scare him. However, things took a turn for the worse after she sprayed cologne in Robert Noce Jr.’s face. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As she stood before the court, Monk said she told Noce, who was convicted of sexually assaulting Monk for nine years, that he ruined her life.
She said her boyfriend then instructed her to get a knife, to which she complied, retrieving the “biggest” knife she could find. Crehan then used the knife to stab Noce repeatedly, just before wrapping a belt around Noce’s neck, using his foot to pull it tighter.
After the struggle, the two threw Noce’s body in a 55-gallon container and threw the knife in a lake. Days later, Daily News reports, Crehan admitted to the murder, as he believed the justice system “failed” his girlfriend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The incident occurred just days after Noce pleaded no contest to sexually molesting Monk while he was dating her mother. However, Crehan said he was “not sorry” for his actions, in fact, he revealed that he felt “a lot better.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Although Crehan’s attorney attempted to argue that his actions were in passion, prosecutors said they were “vigilante” justice, adding that, “We do not live in a country where we as a society are allowed to take the law into our own hands and do justice.” As a result, a jury found Crehan guilty of second-degree murder, he is now facing life in prison. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Monk, on the other hand, pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year and is facing 40 years in prison.