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Billy Casper's son pleads guilty

David Casper, the son of two-time U.S. Open champion Billy Casper, pleaded guilty to 35 felonies in a 1999 crime spree that included burglarizing his parents' home and stealing a family car.

The 28-year-old Casper faces nearly 200 years in state prison when sentenced June 6.

"You'll probably think of yourself as an old man by the time you are out,'' Judge Frederic Link said Monday. "But it will allow you, someday, to get out of prison.''

He was high on methamphetamine and heroin in October and November of 1999, his lawyer said, when he committed crimes nearly every day.

He burglarized his parents' home and drove off with his sister's car, stole another car at gunpoint, robbed people in parking lots and held up area businesses.

He then fled to Las Vegas, where he continued robbing businesses until his arrest.

The golfer's son pleaded guilty last year to armed robbery in Nevada and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, which he will serve in California as part of a plea agreement.

 

 


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