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A convicted gun thief in Washington state got a 125-year prison term, 100 years longer than sentences given for a murder involving one of the guns, records say.

Christopher Nichols, 27, declined a plea deal and took his case to trial, where a jury found him guilty of 21 charges that included gun theft, trafficking in stolen property and being a felon in possession of firearms, The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday.

The state’s 1995 “Hard Time for Armed Crime” law obligates Nichols to serve his time for the gun crimes consecutively, Stevens County (Wash.) Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said, and Tuesday Superior Court Judge Pat Monasmith handed down a 125-year sentence.

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