A jury in Pensacola convicted a 48-year-old to 20 years behind bars for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store.
Robert Spellman of Florida was charged with burglary and grand theft back in August.
Authorities say he ran off with 10 cartons of cigarettes from a stock room in the store manager’s office last December
Spellman had 14 felony and 31 misdemeanour convictions prior to the cigarette theft, which qualified him as a habitual felony offender. That led to the lengthy 20-year prison sentence imposed Friday by an Escambia County judge.
Should he have gotten that many years due to his recent felonies?