HOUSTON, TX - It took 23-year-old Dylan Quick a very short time to attack, stab and slash 14 people as he ran through the Lonestar Community College campus in Cy-Fair in April of 2013. It took just a little longer to sentence him.
State District Judge Maria Jackson spoke directly to Dylan in the courtroom on Thursday. "Mr. Quick, you are one of society's worst nightmares," she said during the sentencing phase.
Quick threw himself on the mercy of the court by pleading guilty to all charges against him including attempted murder. For that he was assessed a punishment of 48 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He received 20 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for using an X-Acto knife during his rampage.
When he was arrested, Quick confessed to having fantasies about necrophilia and cannibalism. He was born deaf and his attorney, Jules Laird, says that created a prison, of sorts, where Quick's only friends were the voices in his head.
Laird believes Dylan would be better off in a mental health facility where he could receive the proper treatment, rather than in a prison locked away from society. However, the judge found no evidence to indicate mental illness contributed to Quick`s horrific acts on that bloody Tuesday.