Last 'Felony Lane Gang' cemetery burglar sentenced

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Carl Johnson was sentenced for a series of cemetery break-ins (KTRK)

Sixteen years in prison. That's how long a man will spend behind bars for his role in the break-ins of cars at local cemeteries.

Hundreds of victims had their cars broken into at cemeteries by a group of people dubbed the Felony Lane Gang.

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Today, the last member was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Carl Johnson is the last of the so-called Felony Lane gang to be sentenced, the members now all convicted of their crimes.

Police say they would stalk cemeteries all over Houston looking for cars to break into.

Officers found more than one hundred ID's when the gang was finally busted.

Today Carl Johnson learned his fate.

Four of the victims spoke to the court before the sentence was handed down. One of them told the judge the break-ins were ghoulish and Johnson deserved a long prison sentence.

That victim said among the items stolen, her cell phone with pictures of her now deceased mother.

"I have no pictures of her of the last year of her life, you know, and that's why I just, it breaks your heart," Barbara Jackson says. "He could not get enough time to serve me."

Police say the Felony Lane gang did the same thing in Dallas and Florida. Prosecutors say there could be thousands of victims in all.
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