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Teen sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for Short Pump robberies


A Henrico teen was sentenced to more than 100 years behind bars in connection to a string of armed robberies in Short Pump.

He's not expected to serve all of that time, but some are asking does the punishment fit the crime?

16-year-old will Malik Jahquan  spend 20 years behind bars, and get out when he's 33. The prosecutor says the punishment fits the crime because the teenager had no remorse, and he terrorized Short Pump back in September.

A plea agreement has Alston sentenced to 123 years and 24 months in prison, but 103 years and 24 months of that is suspended.

So if Alston does nothing wrong in prison, he'll spend 20 years behind bars.

The Whole Foods grocery store was the scene of his last robbery with a revolver on September 23. Police say he robbed a couple nearby on the 21st, and two women outside Skate Nation Plus on September 19.

Alston said he knows the sentence is severe, but he took his mom's advice and took the plea deal.

Police caught him after a high speed chase just down the road here on I-64. These robberies began just 10 days after he turned 16 years old. 

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