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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:31 PM

'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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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/16/barefoot-bandit-sentenced-seven-years

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Spazito Dec 2011 OP
Glassunion Dec 2011 #1
Seedersandleechers Dec 2011 #2
TexasProgresive Dec 2011 #3
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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:36 PM

1. Wow...

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:44 PM

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.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:29 AM

3. I hope they put him in a "safe" prison

It would be a shame if he had to be someones prison b_tch.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:36 AM

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.

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