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Robber who blamed 'evil twin' gets 62 years prison

(ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL) — An Emmaus man who acted as his own attorney at trial and used the novel — though unsuccessful — defense of blaming his “evil twin” for a string of armed robberies could have more than a century behind bars to ponder the wisdom of not hiring a lawyer.

Steven Felton, 34, was sentenced Monday to 62 to 124 years in a state prison for 10 heists around the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh County Judge Kelly L. Banach told Felton that she was offended by his arrogance during the trial, and that he was lucky that none of the victims pulled out their own gun when he pointed his.

“I’m kind of surprised that you weren’t met with a shotgun to the face,” she said.