BRIEF: East Hartford Man Gets Six Years In Craigslist Robberies
HARTFORD, Feb 26, 2013 (The Hartford Courant - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
An East Hartford man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison and five years of probation for two armed robberies during which he stole iPhones from people he'd arranged to meet through the online marketplace Craigslist.
Millard Henry III, 22, was initially charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of criminal use of a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery. He pleaded guilty under a plea agreement to two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.
He faced up to eight years in prison under the deal, but Hartford Superior Court Judge Joan K. Alexander gave Henry credit for taking responsibility for his crimes and for his efforts to turn his life around while in jail.
"You have to respect other people's rights and you can't earn your money through threats of violence," the judge told Henry.
The crimes occurred Aug. 11, 2010. In both cases, Henry and two others met the people selling the phones via Craigslist, made arrangements to meet, then Henry and his coconspirators robbed the victims.
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