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Sep 4, 2015

Rick Chambers Pleads Guilty to Robbery

Rick Chambers

Eighteen year old Rick Chambers is serving his first night of a three-month jail term behind bars after pleading guilty to the robbery of a cell phone belonging to Luis Montenegro on September third, 2015. Chambers’ family was stunned at the sentence but because he saved the court’s time and has no previous record for crimes of violence and dishonesty, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith chose to send him to prison rather than imposing a fine. Chambers reportedly approached Montenegro and by force snatched his cell phone from him. In court, however, Chambers said that he borrowed the phone from the victim to make a call, and that he told him he would put credit in the phone, but the victim told police he gave Chambers no permission to use his cell phone on the day in question. The Chief Magistrate in imposing a very low prison term also took into consideration that taking someone’s phone without permission is the same as theft or stealing.

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