Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:31 PM
Spazito (34,711 posts)
'Barefoot Bandit' sentenced to seven years over crime spree
The 20-year-old "Barefoot Bandit" has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of charges.
Colton Harris-Moore gained international notoriety while evading police across America in stolen planes, boats and cars during a two-year crime spree.
Judge Vickie Churchill said "this case is a tragedy in many ways, but it's a triumph of the human spirit in other ways". She described Harris-Moore's upbringing as a "mind numbing absence of hope", and believed he was genuinely remorseful and contrite.
Friday's proceedings consolidated cases against Harris-Moore in three Washington state counties. He has already pleaded guilty to federal charges in Seattle and will be sentenced for those crimes early next year. He will serve his state and federal sentences at the same time.
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'Barefoot Bandit' sentenced to seven years over crime spree (Original post)
Response to Spazito (Original post)
Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:44 PM
Seedersandleechers (2,893 posts)
2. What a good-looking kid.
I read he had a tough life and is of high intelligence. Hope he gets out in half the time and gets help for his PTSD.
Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)
Sat Dec 17, 2011, 07:36 AM
closeupready (29,503 posts)
4. Prison rape is a laughing matter among so many, that
I don't think there are such things as "safe" prisons; rather, it's probably a fact of daily life for many prisoners.