- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Augusta man and his nephew have received vastly different sentences for their involvement in a Christmas Eve smash-and-grab at a city liquor store.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1aPTu8N ) reports that 27-year-old Justin Matthew Murphy was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison, with all but three months suspended, and two years’ probation and ordered to pay $800 restitution for the robbery of liquor and cigarettes from Damon’s Beverage Mart.

His uncle, 46-year-old Anthony Murphy, was sentenced to two weeks in jail and ordered to pay up to $200 restitution.

Prosecutors say on a whim, Justin Murphy picked up a rock and threw it through the store window, then went in to steal booze and cigarettes. Anthony Murphy stood outside and later drank the ill-gotten liquor.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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