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Nov 5, 2009 6:41 AM

Three-time felon receives life sentence

CONVENT, La. (AP) A state District Court judge has sentenced a St. Charles Parish man to life in prison after the defendant was convicted in March of the armed robbery of a Vacherie bank.

Prosecutors filed an habitual offender bill May 11 against 36-year-old David Dee of Hahnville, and Judge Thomas Kliebert Jr. found he was a three-time felon.

Under the habitual offender law, a defendant with three violent felony convictions shall be sentenced to life in prison. An armed robbery convictions normally can bring prison sentences of 10 to 99 years.

Assistant District Attorney Chuck Long, who prosecuted the case with Assistant District Attorney Craig Stewart, said Wednesday Dee had two previous kidnapping convictions.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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