Robert Munger, a 70-year-old convicted child rapist, was sentenced to a minimum of 43 years in prison for his crimes. However, just six months into his sentence, he was brutally beaten to death by one of his child victim's older brothers, Shane Goldsby. Goldsby discovered Munger's identity and attacked him, punching, kicking, and stomping on his head multiple times.
Goldsby claims that he was shocked to find himself housed with his sister's rapist and immediately requested a new cellmate but was denied. He had a history of violent altercations with correctional officers and had been transferred to multiple prisons before ending up at Airway Heights Correctional Center, where he was placed in the same cell as Munger.
Goldsby insists that his violent reaction was provoked by Munger, who allegedly shared explicit details of his sister's abuse. He believes that the pairing was too coincidental and suspects that it may have been a setup by correctional officers. Goldsby maintains that he never intended to seek revenge but was pushed to rage by the circumstances.
Goldsby has been charged with premeditated murder and faces life in prison for killing Munger. Despite his actions, many understand the intense emotions he experienced upon discovering his sister's abuser in such close proximity. Goldsby expresses love for his sister and apologizes for his choices, hoping to see her again someday.
While taking justice into one's own hands is generally discouraged, Goldsby's extreme reaction highlights the deep emotional impact that crimes like child rape can have on victims and their families.