Joseph Fiorentino, convicted in 2004 for the kidnapping and murder of University of Texas professor Dr. Barnett Glass, stands up in court and roars “this is my day, this is my day” on his last day on earth.
But Fiorentino, the founder of the “true crime” website Crimesider.com and best-selling author of three novels, still has more legal wrangling to attend to.
Fiorentino, 44, is currently serving a 110-year prison sentence and will now likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“I have no idea of where he is,” David Dewees, the attorney representing Fiorentino told The New York Times.
“He does have the right to appeal, but he will have to continue to live with that result for the rest of his life.”
Fiorentino is currently incarcerated at the Wendell J. Lucas Correctional Center in Red Rock, New Mexico, about 100 miles north of Albuquerque.
“I’m very concerned,” said Tom Dodson, the attorney representing members of an American Indian community in Anahuac, Texas who filed suit against Weinstein in 2015 over a 1999 film featuring them.
“Obviously, everyone is going to be watching this case because of Harvey Weinstein’s past. I don’t know when we will see him again,” Dodson told The New York Times.
“What this means for any other potential victims of Harvey Weinstein is a little fuzzy at this point. That’s why we have a civil lawsuit pending. But if he doesn’t get out of prison, he’s going to die in jail.”
According to the complaint, Weinstein approached the tribe members to write the part of a former boxer and later re-wrote the story into a period piece depicting an aging brawler.
The project generated millions of dollars in interest for Weinstein, the lawsuit said, though no one on the reservation was paid.
Weinstein denied the accusations made by Dodson and others, and — like many other high-profile sexual assault and harassment cases— was not prosecuted.
But the jury unanimously concluded in favor of Dodson, stating that Weinstein’s performance in the film “had a profound and lasting impact on both the American Indian community in Texas and the communities there.”
Weinstein did not respond to The New York Times’ request for comment.
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