TheNight of April24, 2008, left the Tampa Bay AreaResidents were horrified to learn of the brutal rape. and attack on teenager Queena Phu. QueenaI was returning a few books to the Bloomingdalelibrary when she was raped and beaten before being left unconscious, blind, and paralyzed. Lifetime’s ‘#TextMeWhenYouGetHome: Queena Phu’ chronicles the shocking attack andThis video shows how the police investigation led directly to another teenager. Kendrick Morris. Let’s delve into the details surrounding the case andFind out where Queena and KendrickWe are here now, shall we?
Who Are Queena Phu and Kendrick Morris?
Queena PhuHe was just eighteen when the attack occurred. andShe lived with her family in Hillsborough County, Florida. SheA brilliant student. andThe show mentioned that the teen was always at top of her class. Moreover, QueenaHe was about to graduate from high school shortly after the incident. andHad high aspirations for the futur. AlthoughHer friends andHer friends described her as lively. andThey were a kind-hearted person, but they didn’t know the tragic outcome that would soon befall the teenager.
OnThe evening of April 24, 2008, QueenaThe journey to the Bloomingdale Regional LibraryBecause she needed to return a few of her books. KendrickAs a sixteen-year old teenager, he noticed. QueenaWalking out of the library andAt the entrance, she was attacked. Although QueenaPut up a brave fight and tried to break free of her attacker’s grasp, KendrickIt proved to be too strong andThe eighteen-year old was soon defeated. SubsequentlyShe was brutally raped and beaten before KendrickHer body was found behind the library building.
Naturally, Queena’s loved ones got worried when she did not return home, andLarge search parties went directly to the Bloomingdale Library as that was the victim’s last known location. UponPeople noticed when they arrived at the scene. Queena’s car with her front door open andA lot of blood pools on the roads. Although the victim’s cellphone was lying on the ground, she was nowhere to be seen, andThe searchers searched for the missing girl and panned out. Eventually, QueenaHe was blind and paralyzed and found unconscious behind the library building. and unconscious. YetBut she was still breathing. andShe was immediately transferred to a local hospital to receive medical treatment. IncidentallyThe hospital even diagnosed her brain trauma. andShe mentioned that she was even unable to walk after the attack.
AlthoughThe initial investigation proved difficult without witnesses. Police were able to extract foreign DNA samples from Queena’s body, which surprisingly matched a DNA sample from an unrelated rape case that occurred about ten months prior. EventuallyThe DNA evidence in both cases led to the police going straight to Kendrick MorrisWho was arrested? andHe was charged with the crimes.
Where Is Kendrick Morris Now?
WhenThe jury found that the jury was properly constituted in court. KendrickA slew of charges including kidnapping and sexual battery, aggravated batteries, burglary, and other crimes were brought against you. andArmed robbery is just one example. AsAs a result, he was sentenced in 2011 to 65 years. InterestinglyBy 2017, KendrickI was hoping for a lighter sentence andEven a re-sentence hearing was granted. HoweverThe judge ruled against him and he was unable to get a lesser sentence. andHis sentence was upgraded to four life terms. Thus, at present, KendrickIs incarcerated at Wakulla Correctional InstitutionIn Wakulla County, Florida, andYou will be eligible for a second sentencing assessment in 2031.
Where Is Queena Phu Now?
HeartbreakinglyThe brutal and violent attack left QueenaWith lifelong injuries andShe was made wheelchair-bound for her entire life. ReportsIn 2020, it was mentioned that although QueenaShe was still unable see, walk, or talk after her surgery. andEat andShe needed someone to take care of her 24/7. HoweverThe community where she lives has supported her in every way. andShe is loved by many people who go above and beyond to provide comfort.
Interestingly2020 Queena’s mother decided to familiarise the world with Queena’s story and so published a memoir titled ‘The Life She Once Knew,’ which documents the April 2008 attacks andEven the viewer is taken through the sentencing andRe-sentencement Kendrick Morris. UnfortunatelyEven today, the scars left by the attack remain fresh. Queena’s mind. However, using her loved ones’ support, she is fiercely determined to battle the demons of her past andA brighter future is possible.
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