The first defendant in a 2013 kidnapping and robbery of a Connecticut jewelry store is facing sentencing on Friday.
Federal prosecutors are calling for a sentence of at least 17 years in prison for 27-year-old William Davis of Allentown, Pennsylvania at the hearing in Hartford.
Authorities say armed robbers broke into a Meriden apartment in April 2013 and bound and blindfolded four people. Two of the men then drove two victims to Lenox Jewelers in Fairfield, where the victims worked. Prosecutors said the robbers made away with $4 million in jewelry and watches.
Davis pleaded guilty in December. His attorney has suggested a 10-year prison sentence.
Two of the four other defendants in the case have pleaded guilty but have not been sentenced and two are still awaiting trial.
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