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Former boxing world champion Page sentenced to seven years in prison

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The tragic life of James Page, a one-time boxing world champion known more recently for his criminal escapades, emerged in an Oakland courtroom Tuesday as he received a relatively light seven-year prison sentence for a string of bank robberies. As Page, dressed in yellow prison garb, apologized softly to the bank tellers he menaced during the 2013 robbery spree, his attorney detailed how boxing gave him an escape from a troubled childhood but left him brain-damaged. Adding to the poignant scene, the judge in the case noted on Tuesday that an error made by a Georgia court in a previous sentencing kept Page in prison four years longer than he should have been there, ...

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