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THIEF GETS 10 YEARS AFTER TAKING SISTER'S PIGGYBANK AT KNIFEPOINT

A man who robbed his sister at knifepoint of her family's piggy bank got a 10-year prison sentence.

Harrison Eugene Sweet, 31, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday. He faced up to life in prison because of 11 previous felony convictions."It was fair punishment for what he had done," Payne County prosecutor Frank Muret said.

Sweet went to the apartment of his grown sister, Susan J. Monreal, on Feb. 5, authorities said. He held a kitchen knife to her while his girlfriend carried out the 10-pound piggy bank, they said.

The piggy bank, which contained about $400, was not recovered.

"My brother told me he was going to cut my throat if I didn't tell him where that piggy bank was. It was all we had," Monreal testified at Sweet's preliminary hearing. She is married with three children.

Sweet's girlfriend, Donna Louise Shinault, 27, was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the robbery.