Barefoot Bandit Expected to Plead Guilty to More Charges

Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore Expected to Plead Guilty to More Charges
Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit"
AP

updated 12/16/2011 at 09:00 AM EST

originally published 12/16/2011 09:30AM

Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit" whose two-year crime spree included stealing airplanes and committing a number of thefts in several states, is expected to plead guilty to state charges Friday, including burglary, the Associated Press reports.

Friday's court appearance corresponds to crimes committed in various counties around Washington state. In June, Harris-Moore, 20, pleaded guilty to seven federal charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced for those charges in early 2012 and will serve his state and federal sentences concurrently.

Prosecutors are pressing for a nine-and-a-half-year prison sentence, according to the AP, but Harris-Moore's attorneys are hoping information about his troubled childhood will lead to a lesser sentence.

Harris-Moore's criminal record dates back to 2004, when he was convicted of possession of stolen property at the age of 12.



He was arrested in July 2010 in the Bahamas after he crash-landed a stolen plane and led police on a high-speed boat chase.

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