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Authorities say Schenectady man with shotgun tied up woman, stole belongings

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A city man was arrested this week on accusations he broke into a woman’s home last weekend armed with a double-barreled shotgun, tied her up and made off with some of her belongings in an apparently random incident. Donovan Stephenson, 21, of 764 1/2 Eastern Ave., faces multiple high-level counts, including first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. He was arrested earlier this week after the investigation led police to his Eastern Avenue apartment, where officers found ...

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June 15, 2013
1:40 p.m.

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If he was convicted in 2011 of robbery, what pray tell, was he doing back on the streets in 2 years? He should be locked up this time for the full 25 years. Dirty rotten scum and shame on our justice system.

June 20, 2013
5:31 p.m.

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I have to agree with Santino, why would someone only spend 2 years in prison for robbery? Up to 25 years in prison for what he did? It should be at least 25 years. It is obvious that people like this have no regard for other people or society, the victim of this heinous crime has to live with the trauma the rest of her life.

June 20, 2013
6:13 p.m.

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People who want the guy in jail for a long time- you do realizing that it's costing you, the taxpayers, $50,000-$60,000 per year to put someone in jail, right? A suggestion of 25 years for this guy means we the taxpayers spend $1.5 million on him. There's gotta be a better way.