Empire State stuntman convicted, faces prison

NEW YORK (AP) - December 3, 2008 Jeb Corliss was convicted Wednesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court. He faces up to a year in prison for trying to jump off the 102-story building in 2006.

The 32-year-old had said he studied traffic patterns around the landmark before the attempt.

Prosecutors say he could have caused injuries if he had jumped.

Corliss was the host of a Discovery Channel show called "Stunt Junkies" that features extreme athletes performing stunts. He had testified that he had jumped from more than 1,000 buildings and cliffs around the world.

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