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146 years for convicted bank robber

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) ” 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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