MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A man convicted of robbing Milwaukee Bucks star Glenn Robinson last fall has been sentenced to 44 years in prison.
Judge Bonnie L. Gordon handed down the sentence Thursday to Lisimba M. Love, one of two men who robbed Robinson at gunpoint of jewelry and valuables worth about $40,000.
Love, 27, was sentenced as a habitual criminal. He was found guilty of the charge after a trial in January for the Sept. 28 holdup outside a Milwaukee bar.
Gordon said she agreed with a prosecutor who said Robinson was targeted for robbery because of who he was and what he had.
The robbers took Robinson’s cash, Rolex watch, assorted jewelry including an NBA pendant and a cellular phone before fleeing in a car.
Gordon said Love was not being sentenced ``because of who the victim was.″
Gordon handed down a sentence six years short of the maximum term, citing Love’s status as a parolee for vehicular homicide at the time of the robbery.
Effrim Moss, 28, of Milwaukee was charged with being a party to armed robbery in the holdup of Robinson A jury deadlocked on convicting Moss after about 10 hours of deliberations.
He is scheduled to be retried in May.