Man Gets 125 Years For Stealing Gun Used in Murder – 100 years longer than the actual murderer
(TheBlaze/AP) — A man convicted of stealing a gun used in a murder was given 125 years in prison — about a century longer than the actual killers received after taking plea deals.
Christopher G. Nichols, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for gun theft, trafficking in stolen property, being a felon in possession of firearms and other crimes, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said sentences for the gun crimes must be served one after another, as a result of Washington’s 1995 law known as Hard Time for Armed Crime.
Nichols and his lawyer took the case to trial after turning down a plea deal that could have reduced his sentence by about 100 years.
Nichols, who had no role in the 2011 killing of Colville resident Gordon Feist, wept as the sentence was read, Rasmussen said.