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May 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

‘Barefoot Bandit’ says he’ll have ‘a beautiful life’

Colton Harris-Moore in court with his attorney, John Henry Browne this week. (AP photo)

Colton Harris-Moore in court with his attorney, John Henry Browne this week. (AP photo)

The Associated Press

The young man known as the “Barefoot Bandit” says he’s looking forward to leaving prison and having a “beautiful life.”

As a teenager, Colton Harris-Moore became known worldwide after running from the law in stolen cars, boats and airplanes for two years. Now the 22-year-old is serving a seven-year prison sentence after a plea deal with federal and local authorities.

On Thursday, one of his attorneys released a brief statement Harris-Moore meant to read in court this week when he pleaded guilty to another charge in Skagit County.

Harris-Moore says, “The past holds experiences and lessons I’ll learn from for the rest of my life, but my future is precisely what I make it.”

He adds: “I am working with amazing people, and I will have a beautiful life.”

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