Shannon Hurd Got a Life Sentence for Stealing $14. Then He Died in Prison From Untreated Cancer.

Despite his relatively minor crime, at trial the state of Louisiana cast Shannon as “the worst kind of defendant. He’s a predator.”

Shannon Hurd’s crime was questionable.

Under Louisiana’s habitual offender law, he was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 after stealing just $14.

The life sentence ended up as a death sentence. After delays in treatment, Hurd died in prison of cancer earlier this month.

Source: Shannon Hurd Got a Life Sentence for Stealing $14. Then He Died in Prison From Untreated Cancer.

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