Major Harris III was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for kidnapping while armed with a firearm. Additionally, Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano sentenced Harris to an additional 20 years in prison on top of the life sentence: 15 years in prison for aggravated battery with a firearm and five years in prison for aggravated assault with a firearm.
The 32-year-old Harris, shackled and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, stood before the court and made a statement minutes before the judge sentenced him. Harris said he forgave the victim, who reacted with a look of disbelief as she sat in the courtroom. Harris even appeared to grin as he was fingerprinted later.
“First off, addressing the alleged victim,” Harris said. “We both know what took place that night. As far as my behalf, you know, I apologize for what took place. You know, I’ve been praying about the situation and, you know, I forgive her as well, too.”