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Ex-prisoner gets 16 years for robbing woman at gunpoint

Trevor Johnson was kept in prison for the maximum amount of time for his 2006 conviction for attempted burglary, and he had been free only six weeks when he was caught committing another violent felony – the armed robbery of a woman on the street.

Johnson, 39, was sentenced Tuesday to another 16 years in prison for first degree robbery and 10 years for criminal possession of a weapon.

In December a jury found Johnson guilty of robbing a woman at the corner of Bailey and Roosevelt by holding a loaded gun to her head and threatening to kill her on the spot. At sentencing, County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case said he could not ignore the terror Johnson inflicted on his victim, a 31-year-old mother of two who worked two jobs to support her family.

Johnson reportedly told the woman she was going to die before robbing her, the judge said, “And when she told you she had given you everything she had and she just wanted to get home to her kids ... I’m sure she thought she was going to die,” Case said.

“Now those words will be coming back to haunt you.”

On the advice of his attorney, Johnson did not address the court before sentencing. Assistant District Attorney Eugene Partridge prosecuted the case.