A 61-year-old man has been ordered to serve 16 years in prison for stabbing and robbing a woman who was selling shrimp from the back of her van in Waveland.
The Sun Herald reports Larry K. Hurt, of Waveland, was sentenced in Hancock County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Hurt pleaded guilty Monday to the armed robbery and aggravated assault of Ly Le, a woman known by locals as "the shrimp lady." He stabbed her in the left shoulder and robbed her of $159 on Nov. 13, 2011.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew Burrell says Hurt and Le had a dispute over payment for shrimp. Hurt left but returned with a filet knife and reached in Le's van to grab some money. She tried to stop him and he stabbed her.
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