Sandwich Theft Helps Lead to 70-Year Prison Term in Texas

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Though California is synonymous with three strikes and you're out sentencing laws, Texas has had some form of repeat offender law since 1856. Until 1973, the law read simply, “Any person who shall have been three times convicted of a felony, less than capital, shall, on such third conviction, be imprisoned to hard labor for life in the penitentiary.” Larry Dayries is serving a 70-year term, with one of his offenses being the theft of a sandwich from . . .

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