The Latest: Wisconsin gun thief sentenced to 14 years



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Wisconsin man who stole guns and wrote an anti-government manifesto (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A Wisconsin man who stole a cache of firearms from a gun shop and sent a rambling anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Joseph Jakubowski was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William Conley. Jakubowski asked the judge to either free him or execute him, saying in a profanity-laced back and forth that he rejected rules and the law. Jakubowski also said if he were let out, he would do it again.

Jakubowski was convicted in September of two weapons charges stemming from the April 4 theft.

The theft from a gun store in Janesville set off a 10-day manhunt. The store owner told the judge Wednesday he wanted 14 firearms that are still missing to be returned, but Jakubowski said that would not happen.

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12:15 a.m.

A Wisconsin man who stole a cache of firearms from a gun shop and sent a rambling anti-government manifesto to the White House before going on the run faces sentencing.

Joseph Jakubowski was convicted in September of two charges stemming from the April 4 theft. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he's sentenced Wednesday.

The thefts of guns, magazines and bullets from Armageddon Supplies in Janesville set off a 10-day manhunt in April. Jakubowski confessed during his trial before being found guilty by a jury.

His public defender, Joseph Bugni, told the judge in a letter Tuesday that Jakubowski plans to ask either that he be sentenced to death or be set free. Bugni said he didn't join him in that request.

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