Illinois Man Gets 30 Years After Robbing Student Of Casino Winnings At Gunpoint
Defendant Had Criminal History Dating Back To His Youth
An Illinois man with a criminal history, who robbed a then-college student of some of his casino money in a parking garage this past spring, was sentenced to 30 years in jail, according to The News-Gazette. He was convicted in December.
The amount involved in the crime was $2,500, though the gambler had $23,000 in his possession at the time of the armed robbery.
The robber, along with another man, reportedly followed the student and his friends home from Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, where the victim was playing craps.
“Whatever the court imposes, it’s a lesson learned and not the end of the world,” the 24-year-old defendant reportedly told courtroom. “If the victim was here, I would want to apologize for his loss and what he went through that night.”
The case for the co-defendant is still unfolding.
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