Man, 71, gets 21 years for wheelchair bank robbery

Judge Jeffrey Fraser yesterday said that Peter Lawrence could theoretically get out of prison at age 90, when he would no longer be a threat to the public.

According to City News Service, Lawrence told the judge he robbed the Chase bank of more than USD 2,000 this summer because he felt hopeless after being diagnosed with a myriad of medical problems.

Defense lawyer Kenneth Kaminiski says his client did not want to harm anyone. Kaminiski says Lawrence wanted to get caught so he would not have to live on the streets.

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