Man sentenced to 17 years for Scotty McCreery robbery

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The man who pleaded guilty to the 2014 armed robbery of American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and three of McCreery’s friends was sentenced Tuesday.

McCreery and several others were present in the courtroom as a judge sentenced 21-year-old Mikkail Shaw to a minimum of 17 years in prison.

The prosecutor said there would be no victim impact statements, but he spoke for the victims saying they had been terrorized on the night of the home invasion and are still feeling the effects of having a gun against their heads.

On Monday, Shaw admitted to pushing his way into an off-campus Raleigh apartment near NC State with other gunmen on May 5, 2014. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the home invasion.

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