Bank robber gets 391 years in prison

September 29, 2008 2:03:52 PM PDT
A second man has been sentenced to 300-plus years in prison for a string of violent Dallas-area bank robberies two years ago. Margarito Armijo, 20, of suburban Grand Prairie was given a 391-year federal prison sentence Monday and ordered to pay $123,000 in restitution.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Armijo's sentence by U.S. District Judge Davis C. Godbey came a week after 21-year-old Jason Montes was given 340 years.

Both were convicted in April on multiple counts of bank robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says they were part of a crew of armed robbers that hit nine banks, with each stop lasting less than a minute.

Armijo attorney Dan Smith argued his client was led by older adults and gave a coerced confession. He says he plans to appeal.

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