Habitual Criminal Sentenced to Life in Prison

Lindsay Joy reports, ljoy@k2tv.com

A man who was convicted in December of aggravated burglary and kidnapping was sentenced to life in prison today.

The jury that found 25-year-old Christopher Counts guilty on those charges also found that he was a habitual criminal, because he had served multiple stints in jail and had struggled with addiction.

In a lengthy statement before his sentencing, Counts addressed the court saying, "this is first day of the rest of my life."