Prosecutors seek lighter sentence for theft of Ruby Slippers

Theft of Ruby Slippers from Wizard of Oz

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(ABC 6 News) – Federal prosecutors in Minnesota seek a sentence below normal guidelines for a man who pleaded guilty to stealing a Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from a Minnesota museum.

The slippers were one of four remaining pair worn by the Minnesota native in The Wizard of Oz.

76-year-old Terry Martin took the slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in her hometown of Grand Rapids back in 2005.

The shoes were insured for a million dollars.

Martin is set to be sentenced on Jan. 29, 2024.