Casper Jnr sentenced to 25 years

David Casper, son of Golf legend Billy Casper was jailed for 25 years for robbery

Golfmagic Newswire
Sat, 1 Apr 2000
Casper Jnr sentenced to 25 years

David Casper, son of golf legend Billy Casper, was sentenced to 25 years in jail on for robbery.

Casper, 26, was known as a one man crime wave in California and he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon in connection with the robbery of a bar in November last year.

He was arrested when police staking out two cars that had been stolen saw him approach the vehicles. Casper won't be eligible for parole for 10 years.

Defence lawyer Kirk Kennedy asked District Judge Mark Gibbons to be lenient with Casper on Wednesday because he still faces trial on 38 criminal charges in San Diego County, USA. Kennedy said that although it's not an excuse, his client was on drugs at the time of the offences. Casper said he obviously wasn't in his "right state of mind.''

Chief deputy district attorney William Koot pointed out that at the time of the Nevada incidents, Casper was wanted for violating parole in California. If given the chance, Koot said, Casper would likely continue his life of crime. Gibbons said he could not understand what happened to Casper, given the life of privilege in which he grew up.

The seriousness of the crimes called for a lengthy sentence, the judge said.