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Man gets 35 years for stealing Waffle House meal

A judge has sentenced a south Alabama man to 35 years in prison for stealing a meal from a Waffle House restaurant.

The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/La21So ) reports that Houston County Judge Brad Mendheim sentenced 57-year-old Cornelius Newman of Dothan on Tuesday.

A prosecutor says police arrested Newman in November 2010 after he refused to pay for a meal at a Waffle House and pointed a shotgun at workers.

He later had a brief standoff with police as they tried to arrest him during a traffic stop.

A defense attorney asked for a lighter sentence, arguing that Newman has mental problems.

But prosecutors say Newman didn't use an insanity defense during his trial and deserved a longer term. Jurors convicted Newman of first-degree robbery in April.

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