Notorious Sex Offender Refuses Deal
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 16, 2018
Sex Offender Marlek Holmes was given every opportunity to accept a deal that would cap his sentence to 25 years in prison, satisfying the remaining indictments against him in Genesee County.
He appeared in Genesee County Court this morning for possible sentencing on five separate indictments.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman tells WBTA today:
Holmes would have to withdraw his current appeal concerning his Attempted Criminal Sexual Act conviction and 15 year prison sentence and wave his right to appeal the remaining indictments.
Holmes was clearly heard swearing at District Attorney Lawrence Friedman before and during court proceedings, however he was allowed to continue answering the Judge’s questions without anyone addressing the expletives.
After the District Attorney, Judge Charles Zambito and Defense Attorney Fredrick Rarick reiterated the deal to Holmes and he admitted to understanding it he said he would “absolutely not” accept it.
Holmes is expected back in court next Tuesday for trial regarding his Sex Offender Registration violations and for a hearing to determine whether he should be declared a persistent violent felony offender which could leave him locked up for life.