Man accused of trying to kill woman with hammer takes plea deal



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A convicted teenage rapist accused of trying to kill another woman with a hammer took a plea deal in court Monday.

"So, you accept the officer from the State Attorney's Office?" the judge asked 20-year-old Isaiah Cain.

Cain was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2012 attempted murder.

The victim said he hit her more than a dozen times with a hammer and tried to drown her. She came face to face with her attacker in court Monday and when asked by WFTV if she was satisfied with the sentence, the victim said "I guess."

Cain had already been convicted of raping a woman at knifepoint in 2011.

He'd been on home confinement, awaiting sentencing in that case when investigators said he cut off his GPS monitor and attacked the attempted murder victim.

Authorities said Cain was yelling, "I'm going to kill you!" as he repeatedly hit her in the head with a hammer, tried to drown her in the bathtub, but then dropped her off at a medical clinic.

Cain confessed to WFTV last year that he has urges to kill people.

In court on Monday, he told the judge he's on medication for a mental disorder and is competent to take the plea deal.

Prosecutors didn't want to gamble on a jury deciding Cain's fate.

"Truly, if his intent was to murder her, he had several opportunities to do so. He wound up dropping her off at a clinic, [and] that was the thought process that went into the negotiation in this case.  The question remains why there was a case when you had someone convicted of sexual battery that was at large in the community, jeopardizing the community," said Orange County prosecutor Ken Lewis.

Cain was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the prior rape and a total of 95 years in prison on charges of attempted murder, battery, false imprisonment and assault and grand theft of the victim's car.