Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect Faces Life Sentence

She's in trouble over 'three-strikes' law
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 4:06 PM CDT
Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect Lucinda Moyers Faces 25 to Life Because of Three Strikes Law
In this file photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department, Lucinda Moyers is shown.   (AP Photo/San Francisco Police Department)

A not-so-lighthearted footnote to the Alex Trebek burglary case: The woman accused of pilfering stuff from his hotel room faces 25 to life because of California's three-strikes law, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Lucinda Moyers, 56, has two previous burglary convictions, and prosecutors consider the Trebek charges a violent felony because the Jeopardy! host and his wife were in the room at the time sleeping.

"I'm facing a life sentence," Moyers told the Chronicle in a teary jailhouse interview. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty." She denies the charges. Trebek injured his Achilles tendon chasing her down a hotel hallway, and she was caught by security downstairs. (Read more Lucinda Moyers stories.)

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