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* William Burnes Sentenced to 30 Years to Life Under Three Strikes Law

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A Salinas man was recently sentenced to 30 years to life behind bars under the three strikes law, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced on Friday. William Burnes, 43, has been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, burglary tools, driving under the influence, hit and run, resisting arrest, and illegal possession of a police scanner, according to Flippo’s office. Burnes will face another trial for his alleged attempt to escape from county jail when he was originally set to be sentenced in September last year, officials said. No spokesperson was immediately available to provide the date of the trial, and no other information on the sentencing of Burnes was immediately available.

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