MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for committing numerous armed robberies including a carjacking.

Acting U.S. Attorney A. Clark Morris says 35-year-old Tariq Khalil Jones was also sentenced to an additional 282 years on Tuesday. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the sentence for Jones was triggered by his four previous robbery convictions in state court.

The newspaper reports that federal law imposes a mandatory life sentence if the defendant is convicted in federal court of a serious violent felony and has two or more previous convictions for serious violent felonies.

Morris says Jones “terrified innocent people” by putting a gun in their faces and demanding money.

Jones used a firearm during each of the crimes last year. He shot at vehicle with a father and his 3-year-old daughter inside.

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