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Posted: 1/8/2003 12:29:41 PM EDT
[url=www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/2796131?source=EveningStandard]Armed robber jailed for life[/url]
career armed robber who had use of three different handguns was jailed for life at the Old Bailey today.

Karl Millwood, 31, carried out an £83,000 jewellery raid only three weeks after being released from a long prison sentence for armed robbery and carrying firearms.

Today the judge told him: "It is quite clear you are a dangerous man from whom the public must be protected. I am duty-bound to pass on you an automatic life sentence."

Millwood has convictions dating back to early teenage years and had been jailed four times in the past 10 years for robberies and weapon offences. He was released on 16 April last year from an eight-year sentence for robbery and firearm charges. The Hampstead raid was on 8 May. Charges relating to another raid, on a supermarket in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, were left to lie on file.
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So far, so good, right?  Not quite:
But today the judge, Mr Recorder Peter Rook, dismissed his claims. He said Millwood would have to serve a minimum of seven-and-a half-years before being considered for parole
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No wonder the crime rate in England is so high.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:58:05 PM EDT
Sounds like the clusterfvck in Californistan, doesn't it?

Link Posted: 1/8/2003 7:17:37 PM EDT
That is exactly the way it was in the US 20 years ago. At that time the average murderer only spent 7 years in jail.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:36:49 PM EDT
Of course if you use a gun to protect your life or property you really do get life behind bars.  I will never go to that country.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 5:48:56 AM EDT
That is exactly the way it was in the US 20 years ago. At that time the average [red]murdered[/red] only spent 7 years in jail.
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Did they bury the remains after the 7 years?[:D]
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