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Parolee faces 300 years to life in prison for Sacramento-area robbery spree

A man who was on parole when he committed a series of robberies in 2013 has been sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court to 250 years to life in prison, plus 50 years in prison under California’ Three Strikes Law.

Jason Barton Kirkpatrick, 44, was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Robert Twiss, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. A jury in October convicted Kirkpatrick of 10 counts of second-degree robbery.

The charges stem from six separate robberies committed between May 28 and June 17, 2013. Kirkpatrick used a replica handgun to rob primarily female employees of area small businesses, authorities said. At the time of the 2013 robberies, he was on parole for a series of robberies committed in 2006, in which he also victimized female employees of small businesses in the Sacramento area.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.