'Barefoot Bandit' receives federal prison sentence

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Colton Harris-Moore, formerly known as the "Barefoot Bandit" was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison on Friday, according to the New York Times.

Harris-Moore, 20, had embarked on a two year cross-country crime spree that involved the theft of airplanes, boats, guns, and money before he was arrested in 2010. The spree stretched all the way from Washington state to the Bahamas where he was captured.

Last month, Harris-Moore had been sentenced to 7 years and 3 months on 33 charges charges in state court. The federal and state sentences will run concurrently.

Defense lawyers have said that Harris-Moore had been the victim of a terrible childhood filled with poverty, abuse, and neglect, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Prosecutors agreed to a lesser sentence of six and a half years due to his rough childhood, although the crimes resulted in $1.3 million in losses to victims.

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