A 15-year-old from Syracuse, New York, has been branded a felon for life for a robbery in which he only took 7 cents.
Anthony Stewart has been sentenced to 2 to 6 years in a juvenile detention center. The judge on the case stated that he was issued a harsh sentence due to the fact that Stewart chose not to plead guilty, and that he had chosen to fight the charges, unlike his alleged co-defendant.
Stewart’s accomplice pleaded guilty in July, and was sentenced to 1 to 4 years in prison.
The case, as well as the sentence, has received a great deal of nationwide attention being featured on major news networks.