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Man convicted of burglarizing Wayne Newton's home sentenced

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prison inmate convicted of burglarizing the mansion of "Mr. Las Vegas" entertainer Wayne Newton twice in 2018 has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 years. Weslie Martin was convicted in June of 11 felonies including home invasion.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Martin sold stolen Newton valuables to a pawn shop. Martin has previous burglary-related and firearms convictions and was serving up to six years in prison for violating probation and being a felon in possession of a gun.

He faced up to life in prison as a habitual criminal. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a judge Tuesday decided Martin should serve a maximum of 64 years. Newton and his wife said the crimes had changed their lives and Newton said he was still angry at the thief.

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