Alan Sinclair was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to assassinate Christine Kent. Peak Credit: Florida Correctional Division
Your worst nightmare in ID this week is investigating a case of rape and attempted murder in Oakland Park, Florida. Alan Sinclair attacks part-time model and caretaker Kristin Kent permanently, leaving her permanently paralyzed.
In August 200, Alan Sinclair visited Christine’s home and said he was in the area and wanted to say hello. The couple had known each other casually in the past, but Christine said she hadn’t seen him in almost three years. Sinclair had previously made sexual advances to Christine, which was denied.
He told Christine that he wanted to show her some pictures, but when he reached for her bag, he pulled out a gun, pointed it at her head, and instructed her to lie down on the couch. Christine decided that she would not leave without a fight, so she grabbed herself by the hand and ran out the front door.
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Alan Sinclair shot Christine Kent
Sinclair fired and hit Christine twice, once on the right leg and once on her spine. He then got into his SUV and ran and crushed his stomach before driving.
A few minutes later, he returned to the scene and tried to hide Christine’s body by pulling her with his ankle behind a hedge in the yard. Then he fled again.
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Neighbors heard a gunfight with Christine screaming and someone dialed 911. Thankfully, Christine fought hard for her life and survived the horrific ordeal. Sinclair was arrested the next day.
In October 2009, Sinclair was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was also convicted of conspiracy to commit rape and kidnapping.
Christine was permanently paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair all her life. Since the attack, he has worked hard to keep life in the forefront. He rode a hand bike and completed numerous marathons in just three years of attack.
Christine also decided to do her best to help others; He gives inspirational speeches and raises awareness for people with disabilities.
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