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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:12 PM
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Oldest U.S. bank robber (92 yrs. old) gets 12 years
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/2004...



LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) - The oldest bank robber in the United States, 92-year-old J.L. Hunter Rountree, has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbing $1,999 (1,100 pounds) from a Texas bank last August.

Rountree, who goes by the nickname "Red", said he robbed his first bank when he was about 80 because he wanted revenge against banks for sending him into a financial crisis.

Rountree was sentenced to 151 months in a federal prison, which he will serve at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rountree left a prison in Florida, where he was the oldest prisoner in the state, about a year and a half ago after serving a three-year sentence imposed on him for a 1999 bank robbery in Pensacola.

He was caught holding up a bank in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1998 when he was 87, and given three years' probation.

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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:15 PM
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1. Isn't that a life sentence
:evilgrin:
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Edge Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:15 PM
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2. My question is this:
Why would anyone let a 92 year old man rob a bank?
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Chef Donating Member (453 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:12 PM
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3. Bank Robbery
What happened to the three strikes law? Luckily, he robbed a federally insured bank. If robbed a 7-11 and Bush were still Gov., he would have gotten lethal injection.

Actually, this guy has adopted my retirement plan, if the lotto doesn't come through.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:25 PM
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4. He'll probably get better senior's benefits
I hope they're gentle with the guy.

This makes me curious about our oldest inmates. What's life in prison like for them?
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