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Burglar receives 50-year sentence for breaking into Hank Aaron's home

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A burglar received a 50-year sentence for breaking into the home of MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Isiah Slaton, 24, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison and 42 years probation for stealing, including one of Aaron’s baseball rings destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Slaton pleaded guilty to burglary and theft. Two other men are charged with the burglary which happened July 14, 2013.

Aaron, 80, said that he felt “violated” by the crime and the items taken from him were "priceless."

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According to prosecutors, Aaron and his wife were in New York attending the Hall of Fame ceremonies last year when the suspects ransacked his southwest Atlanta home, and left with two BMW’s and jewelry. The thieves could not disarm the vehicles’ “LoJack” systems and dumped the cars, including one a mile from Aaron’s home.

Authorities made an arrest in the case within three weeks. 

- Scooby Axson

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