159 Year Casino Robber Will Be Out By 2011

A female casino robber who was sentenced to 159 years in jail on September 29th, 2005, has just had her term reduced to just seven years. Marion Hungerford may now be released from her low security prison in Dublin, California by December 2011 instead of a rather distant May 23rd, 2144.
Hungerford, 57, originally received the enormous sentence for her involvement in the robberies of nine casinos and convenience stores in Billings and Butte , which netted her and her partner in crime a total of $9,448.
That partner in crime was ex-Marine, alcoholic and drug user Canfield, 47, who moved in with Hungerford with the unemployed pair then turning to robbery to pay their bills.
Apparently, Canfield would carry out the armed robberies while Hungerford either waited in the car or helped stake out the intended targets. Ironically, despite not carrying a gun Marion Hungerford received 159 years in jail while Canfield helped testify against her, received a reduced sentence for his cooperation instead and is now expected to be released in 11 years time.
However, Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull reduced her sentence to just seven years on wednesday, saying it was “no more nor less than necessary.”
The overturn in her sentencing is seen as a result of concerted campaigning by concerned parties as to her plight, as well as her agreeing to drop her claim of ineffective counsel by her lawyers.
In addition, Judge Richard Cebull recommended she be transferred to a federal mental health facility and then to a pre-release center for one year.
Hungerford also maintained her innocence to all her convictions throughout the ordeal and had previously said, “my crime is stupidity. I honestly didn’t do it.”

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