Tampa, Florida -- He's a former green beret and bronze star recipient who has also plead guilty to a pair of armed robberies in the Bay Area.
However, today at his sentencing, the attorneys for Gabe Brown asked the court to have mercy on him as he suffers from PTSD.
Gabe Brown, entered the army at 17-years-old and quickly climbed up the ranks. He had tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and when he returned home, his ex-wife says he changed.
"He's a loving man, a great father. He's very oriented. He just fell into some depression and PTSD," says Maria Suarez, ex-wife.