Gary Mincey says he's innocent. The judge and jury disagreed.
"I know today is supposed to be a day of closure," Mincey said before his sentencing, "but there won't be any closure because I'm innocent."
Following that pronouncement Judge Gail Flake imposed the sentence on Mincey; eight consecutive life sentences plus 135 years in prison.
In short, Mincey will never again see the light of day.
During his trial on charges he raped, or attempted to rape, five women, the prosecutor called Mincey "a monster." She maintained that position following the sentence.
"What they (the women) went through is just horrific," says Assistant District Attorney Nicole Golden. "I cannot imagine what there women went through at that time."
Mincey was convicted on 17 counts stemming from a series of attacks in 2011.
According to prosecutors, Mincey would target a victim while she was shopping at a nearby Publix then follow that woman home. He would then break into their house and either rape them or try to.
In four of the five cases the victim got only a passing glimpse of her attacker. But, in the fifth case, she got a straight on, good look at him.
In addition to the positive ID, DNA matching Mincey to the rapes was also discovered and those belonging to the victims was found at Mincey's home.
Mincey also had two prior convictions in Florida for armed robberies.
Golden says she's just glad that, after the ordeal of a trial, Gary Mincey is finally off the street.
"To target, stalk, rape and then rob five women that he did not know, and that did not know each other, just randomly, it's a nightmare. It's every woman's worst nightmare," Golden says.
Mincey maintained he was not guilty throughout his trial and his sentencing, but Judge Flake wasn't buying it.
"Sometimes evil does come into your courtroom," she said before imposing sentence, "and today he is standing before me."