Alex Trebek Burglary Suspect Faces Life Sentence

She's in trouble over 'three-strikes' law

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 2, 2011 4:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – A not-so-lighthearted footnote to the Alex Trebek burglary case: The woman accused of pilfering stuff from his hotel room faces 25 to life because of California's three-strikes law, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Lucinda Moyers, 56, has two previous burglary convictions, and prosecutors consider the Trebek charges a violent felony because the Jeopardy! host and his wife were in the room at the time sleeping.

"I'm facing a life sentence," Moyers told the Chronicle in a teary jailhouse interview. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty." She denies the charges. Trebek injured his Achilles tendon chasing her down a hotel hallway, and she was caught by security downstairs.

In this file photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department, Lucinda Moyers is shown.   (AP Photo/San Francisco Police Department)
Alex Trebek in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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