Man convicted of raping Habitat for Humanity worker

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:27am
Staff reports

A Davidson County Criminal Court jury has convicted 22-year-old James Hunt of raping a Habitat for Humanity worker, and kidnapping and robbing her and her fiancé two years ago.

The jury deliberated about four hours before returning the guilty verdict late Wednesday night, according to the district attorney’s office.

On July 11, 2008, the two victims were working at night as independent contractors on a Habitat for Humanity construction site at Lauren Evelyn Way when Hunt approached them, drew a gun and demanded money. After raping the woman, he forced both victims into a cargo van and fired a shot at it as he left.

Hunt was later tied to the case through DNA evidence. He was convicted of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault. He has a previous conviction of a home burglary.

Hunt will be sentenced Jan. 6, 2011.


5 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 11/18/10 at 12:54

From another story:
"A Nashville judge will hear arguments from attorneys for a death row inmate challenging the state's lethal injection procedure."
The subject of this story should get an opportunity to challenge the procedure, too.

By: GuardianDevil01 on 11/19/10 at 7:14

James Hunt is a savage, wild animal. Put him in a cage at the Nashville Zoo and let him live out the rest of his life among his peers, living as they live.

By: susanheard on 11/19/10 at 10:06

Why do we insult non-human animals by characterizing low-life humans as "wild animals"?
Animals are motivated by the desire to eat, breed, and maintain life. In normal situations, they don't predate on others just to exploit and humiliate. Increasingly, it's hard to be "proud" to be a human while denigrating the status of non-human animals.

By: LanaLee on 11/19/10 at 10:53


VERY WELL PUT susanheard!!!

I hope they give him life without possibility of parole. His victims will be tramatized for all of their lives. He also showed an increase in violence... let him out and he will do worse!

By: gohomenow on 11/20/10 at 11:20

Well put Susanheard and Lanalee, except I believe he should be hooked up and executed- I don't as a taxpayer want to house and feed him the rest of his low life.