Belfast Man Sentenced to 45 Years 

A man from Belfast who admitted to kidnapping and robbing a 72-year-old woman, then leaving her for dead, will spend the next 45 years behind bars.”It’s been over seven months and I feel like it should be all over.. But it’s not,” said Patricia Moss.Patricia Moss addressed the court at the sentencing of 24-year-old Stanley Ward. Ward pleaded guilty to robbing, kidnapping, and attempting to kill Moss in November 2009.”I try to keep control of my life, but there are those times I am depressed, or I am falling to sleep and I hear the soft voice of Stanley Ward saying are you bleeding yet? Yeah, you’re bleeding good,” remembered Moss.The state played videos of Ward taken less than 24 hours after the crime. Reenacting what he did to Moss for detectives.Videos the state says prove Ward shows no remorse for what he did.”Here he was back at the crime scenes, just walking through explaining all those horrendous things he had done. Recreating them, demonstrating them. He showed zero emotion,” said Eric Walker, Deputy District Attorney.Family members of Ward spoke as well, saying he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.They asked the judge for a light sentence due to his age, and the fact he did not have a serious criminal record prior to this incident.The state asked for Ward to be sentenced to 40 years: Ward’s attorney asked for 15 to 20 years.Ward will serve 45 years in jail, followed by four years of probation.”He is upset, he was emotional, he was disappointed,” said Jeremy Pratt, Ward’s attorney.Walker added, “I can tell you we have one less very dangerous person from this community has been taken away now.”As for Moss, when she left the courthouse, she said she finally feels safe. “She is one of the toughest people I have ever met in my life and I think her spirit is great and she’ll do fine,” said Walker.Ward’s attorney says they will appeal the sentence.