by Joe Snyder
A couple of weeks ago, 12 jurors found Patrick Sykes guilty of a depraved crime. His victim, known only as Girl X to protect her identity, was raped, sodomized, choked, poisoned and left for dead five years ago in the stairwell of an apartment building. She was nine years old.
Girl X was in a coma for a month and lost most of her motor skills. Today,