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Thursday, November 20, 2008

“You shouldn’t have to put your life on the line to work at a 24-hour convenience store”

A 23-year-old New Haven man who admitted to fueling his drug addiction by committing a string of armed robberies at convenience stores in Orange and West Haven received a 10-year prison sentence Wednesday.

Defense argues, “Addiction is walking death. … If it was a choice, we wouldn’t have 20 million addicts (in the country); we would have no addicts.”

But judge tells him, “You have a choice not to do it to begin with."

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