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Crichton College

255 N Highland
Memphis, TN 38111-1375

General Phone: 901-320-9700
Financial Aid Phone: 901-320-9787
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General

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Women who beat robber ask judge to go easy on him - KLFY

SHREVEPORT, La. A group of beauty school students who beat a would-be robber with a table leg, curling irons and blow dryers is now asking the judge to go easy on their victim.Jared Gipson will be sentenced March 1st for robbing Blalock's Beauty College in Shreveport. Depending on whether he's considered an habitual offender, he could get up to 203 years in prison.Last June, Gipson walked into Blalock's with an unloaded gun, ordered everyone inside to lie on the floor and began to rob it. But one of the students tripped him and others went after him, beating him with whatever was handy. He had to be taken to the hospital and had 21 cuts stitched up.But some of those same women are now asking Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton for leniency in Gipson's case.Blalock Beauty College owner Sharon Blalock say she thinks Gipson should serve five to 10 years, maximum.Assistant District Attorney Brady O'Callaghan says prosecutors are considering dropping the habitual-offender classification, but it's unusual to have a victim say a sentence seems to harsh.(From: KTBS-TV) Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.