Happening Today: Euric Cain set to get 50 years behind bars

Happening Today: Euric Cain set to get 50 years behind bars

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The man who shot a Tulane University medical student as he attempted to stop a kidnapping, faces sentencing today.

Some of Euric Cain's victims may be in the courtroom this morning to speak before the judge is set to give him 50 years behind bars, without the possibility of early release.

Last week Cain accepted a plea deal in which he admitted to shooting Peter Gold last November.

Gold tried to help a woman he saw was being kidnapped by Cain in the Lower Garden District.

A day after the shooting, Cain admits he kidnapped a man and woman and then robbed and raped them both in a lot behind an abandoned school.

Gold released a statement last week saying his thoughts and prayers were with the other victims, as they'd all been through so much since the crimes.

Fox 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti explains, the district attorney's office had to consider those victims when deciding to offer Cain this deal.

Cain will be 72 before he can get out of prison.

Today's sentencing is scheduled to begin this morning at 9 a.m.

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