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Man sentenced to 100 years in 2013 violent home invasion

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man charged in a violent home invasion in 2013 has been sentenced.

Isaiah Hill took a plea agreement, pleading guilty to only three felonies. He was originally charged with 35.

He received a 100 year sentence.

This sentencing comes after some of his cohorts were sentenced back in September.

In October 2013, police say the men and Trae Spells broke into a couple’s home on Spring Mill Road on the city’s north side.

A judge sentenced Spells to 80 years in prison in August.

“This home invasion and attack on a couple in their own home, followed by a second violent home invasion less than one week later, gained the attention of many in our city,” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. “We hope the knowledge that these men are serving significant sentences will help to bring a sense of security to the victims’ families and to our community.”

Pugh and Anthony are already facing hundreds of years in prison for a previous convictions including a violent home invasion on East 79th Street where a woman and her adult daughter were raped.

Pugh’s sentence will run consecutive to Pugh’s 248-year sentence for his role in a violent home invasion on East 79th Street home invasion.

Anthony was previously sentenced to 318 years for the East 79th Street home invasion and 62 years for a murder committed on November 27, 2013. All three sentences will run consecutively and are to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction.

“It’s another group of criminals off the street, anyone thinking about doing something like this there are repercussions for your actions,” said victim Randy Nowak.

Since the attacks, Nowak and his wife have moved from their home. The two have also received counseling, and the couple is still fighting images from that day.

“I commend the work of the detectives to identify the individuals believed to be responsible and the deputy prosecutors who reviewed the cases for criminal charges and took each case to trial. Presenting a case to a jury with multiple defendants can present complex challenges, and we were pleased to gain successful convictions in both trials,” Prosecutor Curry added.

During the hearing Judge Mark Stoner told Lundy, who played a smaller role in the home invasion, that he would have received less prison time if he cooperated with the investigation and testified against Pugh and Anthony. Lundy refused to cooperate and that is why he received a longer prison sentence.

At one point a defense attorney asked a judge to not send Anthony and Pugh to different prisons. A judge dismissed that request, and ordered the two to be separated when serving their sentences.

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