ATLANTA — A judge has sentenced a Roswell man to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 270 years for his role in a home invasion, robbery and rape.
The May 2011 incident led to a standoff with police. Tyler Grogan’s stiff punishment came Thursday after he cursed in court as the judge prepared to hand down his decision.
“I don’t need to hear this (expletive),” Grogan told Judge Alford Dempsey.
The comment prompted Dempsey to change his sentence mid-course, handing down the maximum possible prison time allowed by law.
“Mr. Grogan. You’re going to sit here and listen to every word I’ve got to say,” Dempsey told Grogan. “Whether you want to hear it or not Mr. Grogan, you’re an animal.”