What began as a strange, almost humorous news story may end with the suspect spending the rest of her life behind bars. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Lucinda Moyers, the woman suspected of entering Jeopardy host Alex Trebek’s Bay Area hotel room last week in an attempted burglary, could serve 25 years to life if convicted under California’s “three strike” law. The statute allows juries to sentence defendants who are guilty of “at least two previous violent or serious” to 25 years to life, according to the Chronicle. A representative for the district attorney stated the supposed break-in met the requirements for violent felony charges because Trebek and his wife were in the room at the time. Moyers’ two previous burglary charges date back to the early 90s, and she served an eight-and-a-half years of a 15 year sentence from 1997 to 2006 on a third burglary charge. She is scheduled to appear back in court on Aug. 15.
Posted August 3 2011 — 12:21 PM EDT
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