VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A 33-year-old Virginia Beach man was sentenced Wednesday for a 2011 home invasion.
Circuit Court Judge Les L. Lilley imposed the jury-recommended sentence for Torrey Lavell Washington, according to Macie Pridgen with the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney. Washington will serve 34 years in prison and pay a fine of $5,000.
Pridgen said Washington and an unknown accomplice forced their way into an apartment in the Harpers Square complex Oct. 2, 2011. Two adults and two children were asleep at the time.
Washington acted as a look out while his accomplice forced the family to the ground at gunpoint. The two men got away with cell phones, money and a gun.
Washington was connected to the crime when his fingerprints were recovered from the front door of the robbed home.
Washington's case was declared a mistrial last June and was retried in January because the jury couldn't reach a verdict.
He was sentenced Wednesday for the following charges: armed burglary, robbery, two counts of abduction, and three counts of use of a firearm.
Washington had previous convictions for possession of a controlled substance, trespassing, assault and battery of a family member and indecent exposure.
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