Judge calls Dimitri Cash ‘pathetic excuse for a human being’
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The sentence handed down on Dimitri Cash by State Supreme Court Justice Vicki Argento was so harsh one attorney walked out of the courtroom and said “whoa!”
Cash was convicted for the January 2021 kidnapping of two of his children from the home in Greece where they were fostered.
Not only did Argento give Cash the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison—she made them run consecutively.
Cash got 25 to life for first-degree kidnapping. If he gets released or survives that, he starts a second 25 to life kidnapping sentence. If he survives that, he starts a 25-year sentence for burglary. If he survives that, he starts another 25 years for burglary. Then he starts another 15 years for robbery, plus more time for conspiracy, reckless endangerment, custodial interference and endangering a child.
Cash, who was his own lawyer, gave everyone the silent treatment until he had a chance to speak. He accused the police and prosecutors of misconduct and said he was denied due process. He never said anything about the family that was fostering two of his children.
He never apologized.
Of his children—DJ and Kira—he said they are his “property.”
Judge Argento called Cash a “pathetic excuse for a human being.”
Argento: “You happen to be the sperm donor for these kids, nothing more.”
Cash: “I object!”
Argento: “You can object all you want.”
After she announced the sentence, Argento told Cash, “I hope you never see the light of day again.”
Cash replied, “I will.”
Then he was escorted from the courtroom.
Cash’s cousin Jonathan Cash will be sentenced this afternoon too.