Rapist Who Killed 6-Year-Old Trying to Save His Sister Gets What He Deserves

Justice has been served. A New Jersey man who was convicted of murdering a courageous 6-year-old boy who was trying to save his 12-year-old sister from being raped by the monster has been sentenced -- and will never see the light of day again. Osvaldo Rivera, 35, will spend the next 110 years in prison for murder, attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault, burglary, and terrorist threats. And, though it won't bring back her heroic little brother, the young girl he assaulted two years ago finally got the last word in court.

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Amber Andujar, who is now 14, was alone in her Camden house with her 6-year-old brother Dominick and two sisters while their mother was in the hospital recovering from surgery. Rivera, who was their neighbor, took advantage of this fact when he broke into their home and attacked Amber as she slept on the living room couch -- on her birthday, no less.

After hearing her scream, little Dominick ran out of his bedroom and tried to fight off Rivera so he wouldn't hurt his sister. The sicko used his knife to stab Dominick and slash his throat. He then stabbed and slashed Amber -- but because of the distraction her little brother provided, the young girl was able to escape and get help from her neighbors.

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Standing in court with scar marks on her neck on the day a jury handed down the verdict, Amber got her chance to speak to her brother's murderer: "Today I stand here as a survivor. Even though he took a part of me away, in the end, you did not win. We won because I made it."

Rivera reportedly turned down a guilty plea deal that would have given him 65 years in prison -- which just infuriates me because the least he could do as a human being is take responsibility for his actions.

Nothing will bring back Dominick -- but at the very least, the family can sleep knowing his killer will spend the rest of his days paying for what he did.

What are your thoughts on this prison sentence -- was justice served? 

 

Image via Camden Police

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