Gary Wendale Mincey, 36, attacked five women in Dekalb County, Ga., during the fall of 2011. He threatened to kill them, robbed them and then raped or tried to rape him. Two women fought him off, the other three did not and were raped. His victims ranged in age from 22 to 53 and seemed to have been picked at random at a Publix supermarket. According to prosecutors, Mincey would zero in on a woman and follow her before attacking.
Mincey was charged with rape, sodomy, sexual battery, false imprisonment and armed robbery and was found guilty of all 17 counts against him.
Tuesday morning, a judge handed down the maximum possible sentence to Miney, which means he will die in prison. For his attacks on the women, Mincey has been sentenced to eight life sentences, plus 135 years, amounting to a total of 375 years.
After the verdict, prosecutor Nicole Marchand Golden told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “We’re just happy we could rid DeKalb County of this predator who stalked, robbed and raped his victims … for seemingly no rhyme or reason.” Golden also called Mincey a “monster” and a “boogie man.”
Mincey’s attorney, public defender Letitia Delan, argued that her client was not the rapist. His DNA was found in rape kits taken from two of the three women who were raped. Delan argued that the DNA samples may have been contaminated, and pointed out that not everyone who handled the DNA samples testified at Mincey’s trial.