Rachel Wade Gets 27 Years in Prison For Sarah Ludemann Stabbing
Rachel Wade Has Been Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison For the Stabbing Death of Sarah Lundemann
Judge Joseph Bulone said that he did not believe Wade's statement of self-defense, but he did not sentence her to life in prison due to her young age. She is only now 20-years-old.
"The actions of Rachel Wade have caused a lot of pain,'' said Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph A. Bulone moments before he announced the sentence.
Wade stabbed Sarah Ludemann, who was 18-years-old at the time, on April 15 2009 as she was angry over Sarah's relationship with the then 19-year-old Joshua Comacho. Both girls had been sleeping with the unemployed Comacho, who never referred to either as his girlfriend, and he had a baby with a third woman.
Wade was found guilty of second-degree murder on July 23.
The two young women had threatened each other for months before the stabbing took place and Wade had sent Ludemann voicemail threats. On the night of April 14 2009, Wade said that Lundemann had verbally threatened her and that her attack was in self-defense. She stabbed Lundemann twice and she died just minutes later.
The state attorneys argued that Wade put the knife in her purse that night with the purpose of carrying out the previous threats she had made on Ludemann's life.