Myhand, his mother and his sister took the stand Wednesday morning during the sentencing phase to convince the jury he had good character. Myhand insisted he was not guilty of robbing the bank.
Myhand also told the jury he was released from prison in Florida in August 2007, four months before the bank robbery. Myhand was convicted of attempted homicide and robbery in July 1994.
Because of Myhand’s two previous convictions, he could have received between 15 years and life in prison. He will receive credit for his time spent in jail since his arrest and for good behavior. He will be eligible for parole in 22 years.
Police became interested in Myhand as a suspect in the Dec. 20, 2007, bank robbery after they were tipped off by an informant. Source: Temple Daily Telegram
I think the previous convictions might cast doubt on the "good character" assertion.