Thug who attacked bike shop owner gets life in prison

CLEVELAND - A drug-crazed man who victimized a local bike shop owner four times learned on Thursday that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars, 19 Action News anchor Harry Boomer reported.

It was Judge Bridget McCafferty's birthday, but she wasn't in a celebratory mood in light of the horrible crimes that David Worley committed. He admitted to multiple heinous acts, including aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault -- almost killing Ken Schneider at his west-side bike shop.

The judge sentenced Worley to 248 years in prison.

"Did you know you broke his jaw in several places?" McCafferty asked the defendant. "Did you know that he had a skull fracture? ... You did all of this to him."

Worley apologized, but didn't exactly take direct responsibility.

"My addiction to drugs, that's what caused my behavior," he said. "I would like to apologize to Mr. Schneider for any harm I caused."

The judge was unimpressed by Worley's sentiment. Noting that he attacked Schneider on four occasions, McCafferty called him a thug and told him that there's a special place in hell reserved just for people like him.

Schneider was in a coma for weeks following the brutal beating. He's now recovering, but he will never be the same.