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Lawyer: Drugs fueled bank robbery spree

Malaro, who also shot convenience store clerk, sentenced to 26 years

The Golden Valley man responsible for nearly half a dozen robberies over a three-month period was formally sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday, while his lawyer offered a glimpse into what may have fueled the one-man crime wave.Victor J. Malaro, 42, was arrested Dec. 3, four hours after he used a fake explosive device to steal more than $17,000 from the Mohave State Bank on Stockton Hill Road in Kingman.