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67 years for Md. home invasions

A Beltsville man convicted of attempted murder and other offenses in a string of College Park-area home invasion robberies last year was sentenced to 67 years in prison Wednesday, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Leonard S. Riddle, 23, had pleaded guilty in June to a laundry list of charges stemming from three robberies in the College Park area, including one in which he and an accomplice brutally beat an 81-year-old man with one leg, said Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey.

The robberies occurred in November and December of last year.

One of Riddle’s victims identified him in a photo array, and Riddle eventually admitted his role in the robberies, Korionoff said in a statement.

Police also received a wrench and crowbar believed to have been used to assault the home invasion victims, he said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post Editors  | September 29, 2010; 5:24 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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