FILE - This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/FBI, File)
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Walter Unbehaun faces sentencing Thursday for a bank robbery he committed last year because he was homesick for prison.Living alone and feeling unhappy, Unbehaun decided to change his situation by committing a crime in order to get caught.The judge in Chicago who will sentence Unbehaun faces a dilemma, prosecutor Sharon Fairly pointed out in one filing: Sending Unbehaun to prison would be more of a reward than a punishment for him, but setting him free would risk him trying to commit another crime.Unbehaun first went to prison at age 23 for transporting a stolen car, and his criminal record includes more than half a dozen convictions for everything from home invasion to -- ironically -- escaping from prison.Unbehaun pleaded guilty in September to the 2013 bank robbery and faces a maximum 30-year prison term. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of about seven years.In a brief letter filed to the judge last week, Unbehaun didn't withdraw his wish to go to prison.
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