Sentencing in hairdresser shooting

October 31, 2008 7:09:35 AM PDT
An Allentown man could spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting a hairdresser during a robbery spree that lasted several months. A Lehigh County judge sentenced 30-year-old Victor Detres on Thursday to 140 years to 280 years in state prison on 12 counts of robbery and one attempted homicide charge. Detres said he plans to appeal.

The sentence will begin after Detres serves a 25- to 50-year prison term for robbing a video store in Bucks County and kidnapping a man and his 5-month-old daughter.

Detres robbed 14 Lehigh Valley businesses including liquor stores, pizza shops, hotels and fast-food restaurants from fall 2005 to spring 2006. He was ordered to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution to the businesses and to 61-year-old Shirley Klotz, the hairdresser whom he shot.


Information from: The Morning Call,

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