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Bank robber to spend extra 6 months in prison

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  • This surveillance photo shows Walter Unbehaun robbing a bank in Niles in 2013

      This surveillance photo shows Walter Unbehaun robbing a bank in Niles in 2013
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A federal judge in Chicago says a 74-year-old who gained notoriety for robbing a Niles bank so he could return to prison must serve an extra six months behind bars.

Judge Robert Dow added the time for Walter Unbehaun during a Wednesday hearing. The additional prison time is for violating parole by robbing the bank.

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In April, another judge sentenced Unbehaun to 3½ years in prison for the 2013 bank robbery itself. He later told arresting officers he wanted to get caught so he could return "home" to prison. At the time, he was on parole for a 1998 holdup.

Unbehaun has spent most of his adulthood in prison. His lawyer, Richard McLeese, says loneliness and mild dementia may have led Unbehaun to conclude a life in prison was preferable.

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