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Robert W Hanson Jr had a busy day. After Googling 'banks near me' he identified a target, and headed off to get some cash - purportedly to help his sister and girlfriend.

He prepped by purchasing an air gun at Walmart (naturally) and headed on down to the closest bank.

Surveillance video captured the suspect, whose face was not visible, walking up to the counter, punching a male bank employee in the face, grabbing some rolls of change from the counter and fleeing out the front door, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Detective Moises Garcia testified.

Hanson was wearing blue coveralls, a camouflage hat and black gloves. All of those items were found later found in his home, detectives said.

The man Hanson had punched followed him and started video recording with a cell phone, and the bank's surveillance cameras were rolling, too. The footage showed the suspect forcing Korattiyil, who had just pulled up to the bank, into the passenger seat of his white Lexus SUV, getting behind the wheel and pulling away.

Detectives tracked the SUV to Hanson's home on Marjo Lane using the onboard GPS system. When deputies pulled onto the street, Hanson spotted them and sped off in the Lexus. Deputies used a tire shredding device to disable the SUV and pushed it off the road, causing it to overturn.

Hanson kicked out the SUV's sunroof and fled on foot, Detective Robert Carr testified. Carr and other deputies gave chase. When they caught up to Hanson, he resisted commands to put his hands behind his back. Carr said he held Hanson by wrapping an arm around his neck as deputies hit and kicked him to get him to comply.

After initially denying involvement, Hanson gave a full confession, detectives said. He said he robbed the bank to help his sister, who was getting evicted, and his financially struggling girlfriend. After carjacking Korattiyil, he drove to the Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Community Center, where, he said, Korattiyil punched him and tried to get away. Hanson said he chased him down and strangled him, first with his bare hands then with Korattiyil’s belt.
https://www.tampabay.com/hillsborough/hearing-replays-bank-robbery-carjacking-and-attack-that-ended-in-valrico-fathers-death-20190810/


Now the question becomes this: why was this man (who at one point had a life sentence) even out on the street and able to do all of this in the first place? He was awarded a ton of gain time in 2016. The Department of Corrections has only said that "the law allowed them to do so."


The Department of Corrections has yet to explain how Hanson received 99 days for good behavior per day over the course of a 10-day period in 2016.

The I-Team learned Hanson was only scheduled to receive up to 10 days of good behavior credit per month under prisons rules, according to the agency.

Through prison records, I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found Hanson was cited 20 times for disciplinary issues behind bars over the last 16 years. Battery, possession of contraband, weapons and drug use are all noted in his file. Hanson was put in disciplinary confinement 28 times, including six weeks before his release.

The day of Hanson's release, July 2, Hanson's probation officer wrote a note on his supervision report, that said, "Attitude!" Hanson was scheduled to meet with his probation officer for his first scheduled check-in the same day of the robbery, August 6. The appointment was scheduled for 1:30, just hours after law enforcement says the crime spree began.
https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/confessed-killer-received-2-years-worth-of-good-behavior-days-over-10-day-period
 
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JackBurton

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Hanson was sentenced in 2003 to life in prison for robbery with a firearm after he held up a Tampa bank. But in 2016, prosecutors agreed to a deal to vacate that sentence and allow Hanson to plead guilty to a lesser charge with a sentence of 20 years followed by 10 years of probation. He got credit for nearly 13.5 years he'd already served.

In a statement this week, the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office said it agreed to the deal because Hanson had appealed his initial sentence and might have been granted a new trial, and because he'd served as a material witness critical to the prosecution of another defendant in an unrelated murder case.

Money/effort involved with a potential new trial + thanks for helping us nail another criminal for a more serious crime = fuck you society, the govt dont give a shit!
 

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I’m a little confused. Was his sister his girlfriend? The article reads “his sister and girlfriend” Even if it is a misunderstanding led by a poor choice of words, how does a moop like this get any interaction with the opposite sex? The closer the relation the better for penetration in Florida
 

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everjaded

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Asshole tried to hang himself in jail, and failed.

A man accused of killing a man after carjacking his vehicle was hospitalized Tuesday after a reported suicide attempt at the Falkenburg Road Jail.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said James Hanson went into a yard during recreational shower time with a sheet that he had hid under a towel.
Deputies said Hanson tied the sheet to a basketball goal in the recreational area. Officers found him hanging from the goal and performed life-saving measures, the sheriff’s office said.
Hanson was taken to Tampa General Hospital. His current condition is unknown.
https://www.wfla.com/news/valrico-carjacking-and-murder-suspect-tries-to-hang-himself-in-jail-deputies-say/
 

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Craygor

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“.... I’ve lost my brother three times and now I’m losing him for good. There’s no replacing him if you lose your memory, what else? ..... I just want the world to know he’s really not a monster they think he is. He’s not like this. He was a good boy,” she said.
Hanson ... chased [Mathew Korattiyil] down and strangled him, first with his bare hands then with Korattiyil’s belt.
Wrong, a "good boy" does not strangle a innocent man to death who is trying to run away, he is a monster, you fucking cunt.
 

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