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Escapee from Palo Alto courthouse gets 4 years in prison for gun charges

Original post made on Feb 7, 2020

A man who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse in 2017, sparking a 20-day manhunt, was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for illegally possessing a gun at the time of his capture.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:43 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm

What happened to the other guy McLough and the accomplices who helped them? Why is the sentence concurrent and not consecutive? In essence that is not an addinal punishment at all.

Posted by Family Friendly
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm

I've always thought they should move that courthouse. They could build homes on that land, and move the court to a cheaper less densely populated area.

Posted by Ant
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:12 am

There is only a year for an escape, misdemeanor. That was a stoic sentence for possession. No one was hurt and where was there proof of this person in a robbery?

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