Man gets 40 years for professor's murder
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida man who helped torture and kill his father's landlord, has been sentence to 40 years in state prison.
Linda Morrisey, the wife of murdered Nova Southeastern professor Joseph Morrissey, asked the judge on Friday for a life sentence for 24-year-old Randy Tundidor, Jr. "To touch and feel the dead body of a loved one is a horrible and excruciating experience," she said. "How can I explain to you the torcher of the memories?"
Tundidor, Jr is accused of helping his father Randy Tundidor Sr., of killing Morrissey inside his Plantation home April. 5th, 2010.
Tundidor Sr. was the tenant who stabbed 46-year-old Morrissey nine time and then set his house on fire with his wife and son still inside.
In April, Tundidor Jr. gave a testimony of how his father killed Morrissey. "If I could have stopped him I would. I'm just truly sorry. I know it doesn't mean anything but I'm sorry," said Tundidor Jr.
Broward Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Imperato made her decision Friday afternoon. "However, if it was not for Randy Jr. from what I've seen, I know that he would have had a conviction against the father so, for that reason of course he was not sentence life in prison, and I know that's what you're asking , but I am gonna send him to 40 years in Florida state prison," said Imperato.
Morrisey's wife is not happy about the sentencing. "40 years...he didn't even get the minimum, which was 41. That's horrible," she said. "He'll be out when my son is how old? How I'm I gonna go home and tell him that?"
Randy Tundidor, Jr. will be taken from the Broward County Jail to state prison during the week.
Tundidor Sr remains in the Broward County Jail. His sentencing is scheduled for April.
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