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Habitual felon sentenced to life in prison

Posted February 18, 2011 12:24 p.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2011 4:50 p.m. EST

— A Wake County judge on Friday sentenced a convicted felon to life in prison without parole.

Xavier Hosea Shaw was found guilty earlier in the day of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Those charges were upgraded to a habitual felon status. He is now considered a violent habitual felon. 

Raleigh police arrested Shaw in July, 10 days after he escaped from a prison work crew building an addition to a correctional facility in Alexander County.

At the time, Shaw was serving time for kidnapping and robbery convictions.