Inmate Gets 25 Years Added To His Sentence For Murdering A Man Who Raped His Younger Sister
A judge added 25 years to Shane Goldsby's sentence for murdering his cellmate, who sexually assaulted his younger sister.
Goldsby, 26, was taken into custody in 2017 after a pursuit in which he stole a police cruiser and rammed into another officer's vehicle. For the previous four years, Goldsby had been bounced around several jail institutions, including Airway Heights Correctional Center, where he shared a cell with 70-year-old Robert Munger. Munger was serving time for several sex offenses when He met him.
"I was in shock," Goldsby told KHQ about sharing a cell with his sister's rapist. "I was like, 'what the f*CK?'… This stuff doesn't happen. You're talking the same institution, the same unit, the same pod in the same cell as this dude. That's like hitting the jackpot in the casino seven times."
Goldsby felt "set up" and sought to report the incident to jail authorities. When I arrived in that unit, I left the pod and proceeded into an office where the correctional officer was. I said, "Hey, I need a new cellie." And the correctional officers in the office were like, 'What? No. We didn't call you,'" I returned to my cell. In the cell, we have something called a button. You hit it if something's going on. So, I also pressed that button, but nobody responded to the microphone. So, I'm not in my head at this point and time. I entirely feel like this is what they wanted to happen."
Goldsby stated that he attempted to remain calm with Munger, who was in prison for 43 years after being convicted of sexually abusing minors. Munger started to drive him crazy when he gave specifics of his criminal activities and claimed to have recordings of his crimes in his possession.
According to court documents, Goldsby "struck Munger 14 times in the face and head region, (kicked) a few more times, and (stomped) on his skull at least four times."
After he was sentencing, Goldsby apologized to Munger's family. "I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a loved one in this kind of way," he said in a statement through his lawyer. "To his wife and his whole family, I apologize. I am so sorry, and I hope you can heal from what I caused."