Sacto 9-1-1
August 23, 2010
Felony spree nets Sacramento man 159-years-to-life prison sentence

By Andy Furillo
afurillo@sacbee.com

A Sacramento man convicted on two counts of rape and 16 other felony counts for a 2007 crime spree in North Natomas has been sentenced to 159 years to life in prison.

Superior Court Judge Michael W. Sweet imposed the term Friday on Sammie Lee Nichols, 20.

Nichols, who was 17 when he launched into a series of home-invasion burglaries and robberies, two of which resulted in sexual assaults, was convicted in June.

Call The Bee's Andy Furillo, (916) 321-1141.

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