Many defendants work hard to find the right balance between expressions of contrition and innocence before a criminal sentencing. Zaire Page, 24, decided that brevity was the soul of wit and simply told Judge Vincent Del Giudice to “suck his d—.” Del Guidice declined the offer and instead gave him 107 years.
It is not like Zaire Page was not prepared for this moment. His appearance was the ultimate example of method acting. Page played Man Man, a murderer on Brooklyn’s Finest.
Page follows Lillo Brancato, the star from Sopranos and The Bronx Tale in going to jail for an actual murder.
Page was convicted in the brutal murder of Lethania Garcia with the help of Robert Crawford in what was a brutal murder in a Fort Greene beauty parlor in 2008. The two followed Garcia from a courthouse and killed him as well as off-duty police officer Andrea Cox. His co-conspirator only received 53 years — but notably elected not to offer fellatio as a statement to the court.
With Brancato also in jail in New York, this year’s inmate production may become the hottest ticket in town. I would suggest The Importance of Being Ernest for this year’s instructive theatrical work.
Source: Daily News