Man pleads guilty in fatal home invasion

2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago July 30, 2014 Jul 30, 2014 Wednesday, July 30 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:21:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas man pleaded guilty for his role in a Missouri home invasion robbery during which three people were killed.

The Kansas City Star reports 23-year-old Raul Soto of Kansas City, Kansas, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he and several co-conspirators went to an Independence home in November 2012 to rob a man they believed had a large amount of methamphetamine.

The home's residents denied having any drugs.

Maria Hernandez, her boyfriend Thomas Dominguez-Gregorio and her son, Antonio Hernandez were fatally shot.

Soto admitted in his plea that he was armed with a handgun and killed Antonio Hernandez. Under terms of the plea deal, attorneys will recommend a 27-year prison sentence.

Four others already pleaded guilty in the case.

 

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