Bank robber sentenced to 146 years
DENVER – A federal judge sentenced a bank robber to 146 years in prison on Thursday, saying he doubted the man would turn his life around.In July, a jury found Stephen Vincent Hunt, 32, guilty of six counts of armed bank robbery and six counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. He made $46,251 holding up the banks in the Denver area between Jan. 12, 2005 and Feb. 1, 2006.U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham said the public had to be protected from Hunt.”Unfortunately, I think you have psychotic tendencies,” Nottingham said. “You seem to have very little conscience.”Hunt thanked his lawyers and the court for its time when given a chance to make a statement. He also said he would appeal his conviction.In the Jan. 12 robbery at Key Bank in Denver, prosecutors said Hunt fired at two employees, destroying a computer monitor.Prosecutors said Hunt wore a black ski mask and used a two-tone silver and black semiautomatic handgun. They said investigators were able to get DNA evidence from one of the masks, a dropped glove and a plastic grocery bag left he behind.
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