Two days ago, 3 employees of a Fort Worth bank were shot during a robbery. All three victims are expected to survive, although with serious injuries. This hits close to home for us, as my wife is a former employee, and has several friends working there. She’s still getting information from friends about what happened, but most were working in back and only heard the shots. Latest news is they’ve arrested the perps, but no info on who/what/charges/etc. yet.
IANAL, nor in any way knowledgeable about the legal system, but this seems to rank pretty high in the “serious crimes” scale. I think this is a federal crime, and shooting the employees while robbing a bank seems likely to earn someone a lengthy stay in a “gated community”.
So just spitballing, I ask the SDMB members with any legal knowledge; What are likely sentences for a crime of this level? Could the perp(s) get life? ISTR that the feds aren’t keen on parole, so I assume they’ll serve the full sentence. What normally happens in a crime of this level?