After he was found guilty of a New Lenox man's murder, Rodney Julun turned to the dead man's friends and family and said, "Just like it says in the Bible, if ya'll so perfect and y'all done nothing wrong, then y'all throw the first stone."
Will County Judge Daniel Rozak didn't throw any stones at Julun but apparently felt adequate enough to hit him with a 50-year prison sentence.
"This was such a senseless, heartless, brutal act," Judge Rozak said Friday before sentencing Julun.
Julun, 25, beat 59-year-old Dwight Jones to death with a lamp in June 2011. Jones had picked Julun up off the street in Chicago and brought him back to his New Lenox home.
Besides loosely paraphrasing the bible, Julun spent his April 1 sentencing hearing explaining why he was not actually to blame for killing Jones. On Friday, Rozak read from a transcript of the hearing and used Julun's words against him as he broke down how he arrived at the 50-year sentence.
"He takes responsibility for absolutely nothing," the judge said of Julun, who claimed he killed Jones after the older man sexually assaulted him.