86-Year-Old Woman Outraged After Thief’s Probation: ‘Drown in Your Own Tears’ 

Bernice Starnes, the 86-year-old woman whose purse was snatched while she sat in her wheelchair, is furious that the purse snatcher, Adrianne Terry, is getting a no-jail sentence. 

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Bernice Starnes, the 86-year-old who was the victim of a purse snatching earlier this month, says she is upset that the thief won’t be getting any jail time.

“They give that bitch five years’ probation, no jail time?” Starnes said to the New York Post Thursday after learning that 37-year-old Adrianne Terry had secured a probation-only deal in New York City’s Bronx Criminal Court.

Starnes showed no mercy when she was told that Terry started crying in court after a judge told her she would remain in jail until her sentencing Oct. 7.

“Drown in your own tears,” Starnes said. “And if you need more water to drown, I’ll throw you in the East River and let you drown drinking it.”

Terry was told in court that she could get four years in prison if she violates her five years of probation. According to the Post, Terry confessed to taking the elderly woman’s purse Sept. 11 while Starnes sat in her wheelchair.

“She better not come around me again, because I’ll kill her with a gun,” Starnes added.

Read more at the New York Post

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