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Former Iced Earth Guitarist Ernie Carletti Sentenced To 33 Years For Kidnapping And Rape

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Esteban Parra of The News Journal reports that former ICED EARTH guitarist Ernie Carletti declined to show remorse this morning before being sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping, raping and torturing a University of Delaware student in 2003.

"I feel, your honor, that anything I say is not going to be able to contribute," 32-year-old Carletti told Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden after she gave him a final opportunity to speak. Carletti mumbled some other words, which could not be understood.

The victim, a former University of Delaware student, testified in November that a stranger forced her into his car at gunpoint as she waited for a ride at the Burger King parking lot on South Chapel Street in Newark on May 22, 2003. He handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded her as he drove to his home in Elkton, Md., she said, then took her into his house and raped her.

The victim testified Carletti ordered her to call him "master," and she heard him playing with chains. He then put a gag in her mouth, wrapped a chain around her neck and shackled limbs and began lifting her off the table, she said.

After she nearly passed out, the woman said, the stranger returned her to the car and drove her back to Newark. On the way, she said, the stranger replaced the handcuffs with duct tape, apologized to her and told her not to tell anyone.

He then slowed the car and pushed her out, leaving her hogtied and blindfolded on West Main Street.

Carletti admitted at trial to abducting and shackling the woman, as well as taking her to his home, where he hogtied her.

But he insisted that he did not rape her, and continues to maintain his innocence on that charge.

"It was disappointing that he was not remorseful and did not, at least, apologize to the victim," prosecutor Donald R. Roberts said after the sentencing hearing.

When first interviewed by police, Carletti said he did not kidnap the woman. He later admitted to doing so when investigators found his fingerprints on duct tape recovered from the abduction.

Carletti, a guitarist who played with the bands NAUGHTY NAUGHTY and ICED EARTH, was charged last year in another sexual assault that occurred when he was in high school. That case will not be prosecuted.

Even though Roberts asked the judge for a life-in-prison term, he said the state and family were pleased with the sentence.

"The defendant will be, at a minimum, 64 years old when he gets out of jail," he said.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

Wow! I am in schock over this! Mainly because I did not hear about this a long time ago. I am disgusted that Earnie only got 33 measly years in jail. GOD take a lesson that if you do what you profess there are consiquences for your actions! Good riddence to Ernie!

# Jan 18, 2008 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. godlike writes:

Perhaps its only fitting that some of the things, that he did to this woman, will be done to him when he gets to prison....!! HA..!!

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# Jan 18, 2008 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahahaha! Yep, my godlike friend. I hope the biggest meaniest black man makes Ernie his b****! I hope he gets a.i.d.s from it too and dies painfuly and very slowly. How are you by the way godlike?

# Jan 18, 2008 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

why is it always a big 'black' man that does the a$$ raping,why cant it be a big 'japanese' man or something?

# Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. fuckface writes:

cause japanese men are small. except sumo wrestlers, and they couldnt find there d*** even if you paid them

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. M3talH3ad writes:

I hope this guy gets the sh** beaten out of him in prison.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. godlike writes:

Seems that its always a big black dude..when someone thinks of being raped in prison... I dont know why that is....perhaps its because of the unually large "weapons" they carry.??
Now, I dont want anyone thinkin Im prejudiced either.... I have a black dog and I own several color TVs..!!!

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30 below zero with the windchill..!!!
So anyway, Im just doin some pickup shopping for a project or two....damn, so many choices..!!

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# Jan 19, 2008 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. godlike writes:

ooops...... misspelled the word "unusually"... Maybe it was a case of too many pinchies so early this mornin..??

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 8:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

But as we've learned from American History X there could always be several big p***ed off skinheads doing the raping in prison. Either way, when he goes in, if he wants a better chance of keeping his arse intact then he better keep his mouth shut on what he did.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

Glad your doing well godlike. If you really want to know chilly you could hangout in the "bargin basement" at my work. Hahaha! I love my job though. I work for St Charels Place antiques and restorations (3 floors of antiques) as a merchandiser. Anywho Dimond Oz, Ernie is f***ed! Even if he, himself does not say anything someone else will find out why he is there. Usualy its a gaurd that opens up about why a person is there and the word spreads fast from there.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jrizzle writes:

What a douche

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# Jan 19, 2008 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Bri@n-Peppers writes:

Hey Ernie. While you're in jail. Please... DON'T drop the soap!!! Ya sick prick!!!

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

I hope he has a habit of dropping soap. In fact, I hope he does it daily and more than once.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. stephen writes:

The other inmates will drop the soap down his throat. And then ram him from behind, Catholic style. Sexual offenders get no sympathy, even in prisons.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

Sometimes the treatment they get in prison is far worse than the offence they are in for. The child molesters get the worst of all. I for one am glad of that. It does show that bad things do happen to bad people.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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