Inmate Regrets Bird-Brained Prison Sentence: Seven years ago, Eric Torpy asked an Oklahoma judge to add three years to his 30-year prison sentence as a tribute to Larry Bird. Convicted of armed robbery and shooting a gun with intent to kill, Torpy now regrets his request for extra time. "Recently I've wisened up," he said. "That three is a big deal, you know? Three years matters." He's eligible for parole in 2033.