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Friday, 10 October 2014 16:04

Career Criminal Gets Life in Prison Without Parole - Twice

Michael Bailey Michael Bailey SCSO
MEMPHIS – Oct. 10, 2014 - A career criminal - whose many convictions include the robbery of a woman who was nine months pregnant - has been sentenced to consecutive terms of life in prison without parole, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Michael Bailey, 45, has more than 15 felony convictions since 1990, including one case in which he accidentally shot himself and another in which he left his identification card at the scene.
In May of this year, a Criminal Court jury took just 30 minutes to convict him of aggravated robbery in a 2008 case in which he robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint, taking her purse and driving away in her Ford Taurus. Her 5-year-old son also was with her.
Following that conviction, Bailey pleaded guilty to seven other counts of aggravated robbery and to one count of aggravated assault. He committed those felony offenses just days after being paroled in 2008.
Last Friday Judge James Beasley Jr. sentenced Bailey to two consecutive terms of life in prison without parole.
The cases were handled by assistant district attorney Stacy McEndree of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which prosecutes repeat offenders and seeks maximum prison sentences in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.