This time, Korum gets 171/2 years

This time, Korum gets 171/2 years

There are 9 comments on the story from Sep 9, 2006, titled This time, Korum gets 171/2 years. In it, reports that:

KAREN HUCKS; The News Tribune Published: September 9th, 2006 01:00 AM After once facing 100 years in prison, a much different Jacob Korum got a much different punishment Friday, as a judge again sentenced him ...

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Medical Lake, WA

#1 Sep 15, 2006
Justice, release him

United States

#2 Oct 10, 2006
terry wrote:
Justice, release him
I think he deserves to go home nobody at the age he was deserves to spend the rest of there lives in prison he made a mistake,but yet the legal system seems to think that him spend the rest of his natural born life there while we pay for it the whole point of prison is to be reformed there not giving him time to be reformed there giving him a death sentence. Thyey need to release him so he can get past this and try to better his life.
Kevin Korum

Billings, MT

#3 Apr 1, 2007
He didn't even commit the crime, the people he was with did and the judge is mentally impared.

Bonney Lake, WA

#4 Apr 10, 2007
I can't believe you guy's are saying for him to be released. He was with these people when they commited this crime. Did he stop it? No! Maybe not spend the rest of his life in prison but he should serve time. What if that was your child, grandchild, sister or brother that were tied up and held at gun point? You'd feel differently then. It's people like you that make this world as screwed up as it is today. Just slap them on the hand and let them go. Boy's will be boy's mentality.

“You never really know.”

Since: Apr 07

North Hollywood, CA/NY,NY

#5 Apr 13, 2007
Kevin Korum wrote:
He didn't even commit the crime, the people he was with did and the judge is mentally impared.
But before that, Korum apologized.

“I come before the court today as a different person the court has not seen,” he said, noting he’d not been accountable for his crimes in the past.“Going to prison with a 100-year sentence changed my life. I no longer want to be the person who led me to prison.”

He described a childhood full of worry that culminated with his selfishness and love of guns, drugs and alcohol, which changed him into the “monster” he feared.

“It’s my promise to every victim in this case that I will never commit another crime as long as I live,” he said.

Korum’s case became infamous for the turns it took, and the long sentence he received.

In 1997, Korum and four friends posed as sheriff’s deputies and robbed five drug dealers’ homes, holding guns on people and tying up children. After their arrests, the five made plea deals with prosecutors and got sentences between six and 23 years.

Two years into his 11-year sentence, Korum withdrew his guilty plea and decided to take his chances at trial. Prosecutors doubled the charges against him, and Korum ended up convicted of 30 crimes in 2001 and sentenced to 100 years in prison.


Issaquah, WA

#6 Oct 13, 2009
I belive he is free, wheres that story?
jacob m korum

Seattle, WA

#7 Nov 7, 2010
freedom wrote:
I belive he is free, wheres that story?
i am free, thank you
robert steele

Tacoma, WA

#8 Apr 4, 2012
he is free he works at korum motors my buddy sister is married to him
Ashley Walker

Spanaway, WA

#9 Dec 31, 2012
So many people commit crimes on a daily basis and never get caught. You have to look at this crime and put all the possibilities in place. The people who were robbed were drug dealers. The children were tied up true, but what worse things could have happened to them being raised around drug dealers. Personally for me I say it was a wake up call for the parents to re-think what am I doing wrong. I have been around drugs the majority of my life and I seriously doubt that this event did more damage then good. I am glad that Jake is free. He deserves a life just like everyone else. More serious crimes are overlooked everyday and people who commit drug involved crimes are just easy targets.

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