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Radcliff man sentenced to life in prison after attacking woman, taking purse with $9

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A jury in Hardin County found Travis Jeter guilty of robbery on Sept. 24 and recommended life in prison. A jury in Hardin County found Travis Jeter guilty of robbery on Sept. 24 and recommended life in prison.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is sentenced to life in prison after beating a woman and stealing $9 from her. A judge sentenced Travis Jeter Tuesday morning in court in Hardin County, and the hearing was a disruptive one.

After being sentenced to life in prison, Travis Jeter did not want to hear anything else the judge had to say. Sheriff's deputies surrounded Jeter in court as he became more and more agitated as the judge continues the hearing. Finally, Judge Kelly Easton had enough, and ordered Jeter out of the courtroom, saying to the deputies, "Just get him out of here please, just get him out of here."

As Jeter was being whisked away, a woman there supporting him shouted "I love you, fight until the end." Judge Easton called her forward, and she questioning the judge. "You are in contempt. You are in contempt for disrupting," Easton announced over the woman, who continued speaking back, "10 days in the Hardin County Jail. Go. Now. Take her, yes I'm serious," Easton responded to the woman's questions.

Jeter was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday morning for robbery. In January, he waited outside the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, looking for a person he could overpower. The 61-year-old victim, who was in court, ended up with a broken nose and eye socket.  Prosecutors say Jeter has a lengthy criminal history. In fact, Jeter had only been out of prison for a month when he beat and robbed the victim in January. 

The judge says he started committing robberies and burglaries at the age of 11 and has had a lifetime filled with cocaine use and crime. Because of that, a jury recommended he spend the rest of his life behind bars, and the judge agreed. Jeter will be eligible for parole in 20 years.

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