Robber receives 12 life sentences

Sunday, July 10, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A career criminal has been sentenced to 12 life terms in prison for his part in a series of holdups at bars, liquor stores and other businesses over a six-week period in 2003 and 2004. Anthony Johnson, 35, will serve the sentences concurrently and be eligible for parole in 25 years.

"If I had the opportunity to impose these sentences consecutively ... I would have done so," Jackson County Circuit Judge Sandra Midkiff told Johnson on Friday.

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