Kilgore receives life plus 205 years
by Jessica Loeding
Dec 12, 2012 | 4363 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Clad in an orange Bartow County Jail inmate jumper Tuesday morning, Jerry Jerome Kilgore stood before Bartow County Superior Court Judge Carey Nelson as Nelson handed down the sentence following Kilgore’s November trial.

On Nov. 16, Kilgore, 18, was found guilty on 23 counts stemming from three 2011 incidents. He was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 205 years.

Kilgore was charged with rape, four counts of burglary, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of robbery by intimidation, three counts of aggravated assault, theft by taking, theft, entering motor vehicle to commit theft, attempted robbery by force, simple battery, criminal trespass, attempted armed robbery, attempted aggravated sodomy, aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the first degree.

Kilgore, who was 17 in July and August of 2011, entered the home of a woman July 14, 2011, raping and robbing her. He entered the SUV of a Cartersville woman on Aug. 5, 2011, at Pine Grove Church during an attempted robbery. On Aug. 9, 2011, he entered the home of a woman demanding money. He threatened to rape her when she said she didn’t have any money and began stabbing her in the arm. The woman and her daughter were able to escape.

The teen had turned down a plea deal before going to trial.

Also Tuesday, Kilgore pleaded guilty in a separate case involving burglary, criminal damage to property and theft by taking charges. He received 20 years in that case to run concurrent with the life sentence.

District Attorney-elect Rosemary Greene said she did not anticipate Kilgore receiving parole.

Kilgore also is to have no contact — either directly or indirectly — with any of the victims in the case, Greene added.