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57-Year Prison Sentence Reduced to 19 Years for 1996 Carjacker

By    |   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 04:01 PM

A New York carjacking convict's 57-year prison sentence has been changed to about 19 years — the amount of time he's served so far.

Francois Holloway got the harsher term in 1996 in an era when judges had less discretion in sentencing, The Associated Press said. Judge John Gleeson agreed Tuesday to re-sentence Holloway.

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At Gleeson's urging, prosecutors agreed to vacate part of the conviction so he could reduce a sentence that was far longer than the average imposed on defendants convicted of murder in the federal system last year.

The 57-year-old Holloway thanked the court for reconsidering his case and called himself a changed man. He still has to serve time in a state drug case from the 1990s, but his lawyer says he should be out in nine months.

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A New York carjacking convict's 57-year prison sentence has been changed to about 19 years - the amount of time he's served so far.
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