The Gazette reports District Judge David S. Prince sentenced Daryl Lamont Keener on Friday as part of the state's stiff sentencing guidelines for repeat criminals. After serving part of a six-year sentence for a 2003 bank robbery, Keener was accused of joining an accomplice in eight more bank heists in Colorado Springs.
Among Keener's charges related to the spree were multiple counts alleging he was a "habitual offender" - a sentence enhancer with the potential to quadruple penalties. Under Colorado's sentencing laws, the multiplier would apply to each named victim in every bank robbed by Keener.
Co-defendant Gary Cyprian's trial is scheduled for later this year.
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