The possible punishment for the woman who allegedly broke into Alex Trebek’s hotel room.
What is life in prison?
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that prosecutors told the alleged burglar Lucinda Moyers that they are preparing to charge her under the state’s “three strikes and you’re out” law for the incident.
Under the state law, defendants with two prior serious felonies could be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison if convicted for another serious crime. Moyers was convicted of burglary twice in the early '90s and had served time in prison.
"I'm facing a life sentence," a choked-up Moyers said, according to the Chronicle. "I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty."
Moyers, 56, was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and receiving stolen property in July. She's accused of stealing cash, a bracelet and other items from Trebek’s hotel room. The 71-year-old "Jeopardy" host injured a leg running after Moyers
Moyers was apprehended inside the hotel and most of the stolen items were recovered near the ice machine, but no cash was found, police said at the time.
Moyers pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. She is due back in court on Aug. 15.
"I wish I had never gone up there," she reportedly said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.