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Jury finds Topeka man guilty in home invasion

Published on -3/22/2013, 6:57 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Topeka man has been found guilty of multiple charges for a November 2011 home invasion in which he burned a woman twice with a heated knife blade.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports (http://bit.ly/YrMpBt ) a jury took about 90 minutes Thursday to find Monroe Lockhart III guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

The 40-year-old is to be sentenced April 30.

Kansas sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of about eight years. That's more than twice as long as the three years and nine months he would have received under a plea deal he reached with prosecutors earlier in the trial.

The judge rejected the plea when Lockhart said he was taking the deal only because he didn't like his attorney.

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