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09/22/2015 01:38 pm ET

Man Who Blamed Robberies On 'Evil Twin' Singled Out For Stiff Prison Sentence

The "evil twin" was unavailable for comment.
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who claimed at trial that his "evil twin" robbed 10 gas stations, convenience and beer stores in eastern Pennsylvania must spend at least 60 years in prison.

The (Allentown) Morning Call (http://bit.ly/1WfuQRp ) reports 34-year-old Steven Felton, of Emmaus, was sentenced to 62 to 124 years on Monday. Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach said she was offended by Felton's arrogance.

A jury last month convicted Felton in the 10 robberies in the Lehigh Valley, all of which occurred during the fall of 2012.

Most of the heists were caught on video, which clearly showed Felton's face as he wielded a pellet gun.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Matthew Falk asked for a long sentence, saying some traumatized clerks are unable to return to work due to Felton's "reign of terror."

 

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