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The Nation

A 27-year-old man was sentenced in Dallas to life in prison for a robbery in which he used a stun gun. Joseph Smith Horton was the first person in Dallas County tried for any crime involving the device, officials said. Horton and Raymond Miles were charged with robbing a Dallas store on April 17 of about $1,000 while armed with a stun gun and a pistol. Miles, who remains at large, allegedly pointed the pistol at a cashier while Horton used the stun gun to jolt the man for five to seven seconds.


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