Crime

Shooter to judge: 'I don't have no remorse' for killing outside 7-Eleven

Langlois tells victim 'Wish I'd have killed you'

MADISON, Wis. - The man convicted for his part in a shooting murder outside a Madison gas station told the judge in court Thursday that he didn't have any remorse for killing a 32-year-old man.

Curtis J. Langlois, 37, was rolled into the Dane County courtroom Thursday afternoon -- handcuffed and restrained in a chair -- to be sentenced in the shooting death of Kendrith J. Young in August. 

Young and another man were shot at the 7-Eleven gas station on the West Beltline Highway on Aug. 2. Young was shot eight times. Another man with Young was also shot and lived. 

Describing the killing as "cold-blooded, unjustifiable, cowardly," Judge Ellen Berz sentenced Langlois to life in prison without the possibility of parole for Young's death, and 40 years in prison plus 20 years extended supervision in the attempted homicide of the man who survived the violence. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively. 

During the sentencing hearing, surveillance video of the shooting at the gas station was played in court, showing a view of the shooting that included the vehicles parked by the pumps. Langlois was identified as one of the masked men with guns shooting into the store after Young and the other man went inside.  

Langlois was briefly removed from the hearing after he told the victim who survived, "Wish I'd have killed you." He also called him a racial slur in court. The judge allowed Langlois back into the proceeding after telling him that any misconduct would mean he forfeits his right to be at his own sentencing. 

Langlois spoke in court, apologizing to his family, but telling the judge that he had no remorse for killing Young.

"As far as dude that I killed, I don’t have no remorse. I don’t care about it," Langlois said. "I don’t think about it. I ain't lost no sleep over it or nothing."

Langlois requested the maximum sentences for the murder and attempted murder charges, and asked the judge to run the sentences concurrently. 

Young's fiance spoke in court, saying that while Langlois spends his life in prison, she and her family will live on.  

"I refuse to replace the love I shared with him with the hate I have for you," she said. "While you rot your life away in prison, I hope you remember me. I hope you remember what you did to all of us. 

A letter written by Young’s 12-year-old daughter was also read in court, in which she told the court, “They took my dad away from me because of a look. I can tell that they (the people who killed my dad) came straight from the devil. My brothers and I have to grow up without a father.”

Dametrius A. Reeves is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree homicide and possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting. A motion hearing for Reeves is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. 


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