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.
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.
Alex Trebek in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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