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East Palo Alto man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

 

James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary of a Menlo Park home, has been ordered by a judge to pay restitution of more than $19,000 to one of his victims, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Prosecutors said Grady had dropped his cellphone and ID while being chased by police on Jan. 20, 2014, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime scene, and was seen by a witness when he intruded into the Atherton home.

Grady had pleaded no contest to charges related to the 2014 crimes. At the time of his arrest, he had 15 prior felony convictions. He had been in prison on a previous 25-years-to-life sentence when he was released in 2003 after Californians approved changes that made the "three strikes" law more lenient.

— Barbara Wood

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Posted by MP_guy
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on May 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on May 5, 2015 at 8:54 am

What is the point of fining him $19K and also sentencing a 61 year old man to 25-to-life? He's probably going to die in jail and won't be making that much in prison.


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Posted by Truthseeker
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on May 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

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on May 5, 2015 at 11:02 am

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It actually reminds me of France in the time of "Les Miserable".


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