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Alleged Strip shooter Ammar Harris sentenced in sex case

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 26, 2014
and last updated 2015-10-09 17:31:55-04

The self-described pimp, who's accused in the deadly shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last February, will be spending at least the next 16 years in prison.

The judge handed down that sentence to Ammar Harris on Wednesday. But this was for his sexual assault and robbery case.

According to his attorney, he is already working on an appeal and that's why Harris didn't make a statement in court at his sentencing.

Harris was smirking almost the entire time the prosecution was talking about him, calling him a violent person for the rape of a teenage girl back in 2010 and then the robbery.

However, that smirk was gone when the judge sentenced him to a minimum of 10 years for the sexual assault and a maximum of life, and then she tacked on another six years minimum for the robbery conviction.

No one came to support Harris in court. But the brother of the taxi cab driver who was killed in the shooting and crash did show up, and he called this sentence a big win.

"He has some more on his plate and it was gratifying to be here to see this part of the justice system serve him," said Tehran Boldon.

Ammar Harris will go on trial in September for the shooting on the Strip that left three people dead.

The district attorney has said he's seeking the death penalty on that.