N.Y. Man Says Underage Pornographic Video Provoked Him to Kill

April 3rd, 2009 by admin


Randy Green, jaunty and seemingly in good spirits as he attended his sentencing for murder Thursday, repeated his claim that a child-porn videotape featuring Ray Pike led him to stab the 63-year-old Gloversville resident and slit his throat.

“What I saw that night [expletive] up my head,” he told Fulton County Judge Polly A. Hoye shortly before she sentenced him to 22 years to life in prison for the brutal Aug. 15 attack on Pike on the Rail Trail. Pike was a Level 3 sex offender who in recent years was known for volunteering at local churches and agencies.

The 26-year-old Green, who lived on Willow Street, was more cordial toward Pike’s family than on Jan. 30, when he accosted them as he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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