Former Tampa principal sentenced to life for drug rampage

Former Tampa principal sentenced to life for drug rampage

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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The former Tampa principal lost his job after he bought crack from an undercover officer in 2007, and now Anthony Giancola lost his freedom for going on a deadly rampage in 2012.

This morning Giancola pleaded guilty in a Pinellas County courtroom in exchange for six consecutive life sentences plus 30 years.

In June, 2012, Giancola entered a home where five deaf adults were sleeping, stabbed four people, killing Justin Vandenburgh and Mary Anne Allis.

Related story: 06/23/2012 2 dead, 9 injured in crime spree

According to investigators, he then attacked the two owners of a motel with a hammer, and later hit a group of people with his car, including a teenage boy on a bike.

Family members of two of the victims were unhappy prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty.

"He showed no remorse," said Jamie Raulerson, daughter of one of the victims.

 

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