Three Upstate men have been sentenced after pleading guilty in connection to a violent home invasion in Una back in 2016.
According to Solicitor Barry Barnette, 24-year-old Karras C. Cohen, 19-year-old Jotti Gossett and 20-year-old Christopher Foote all pleaded guilty on February 27.
Cohen pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent felony, and was sentenced to 19 years behind bars.
Gossett pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, grand larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle, and received a 30-year sentence that was suspended to 15 years behind bars and 5 years of probation.
Foote pleaded guilty to pleaded guilty yesterday to armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and was sentenced to 30 years, suspended to 15 years and 5 years of probation.
Barnette said during the late evening of September 1, 2016, five people were in a home on Holly Vista Lane in Una when a man forced his way inside after someone answered his knock at the door.
According to Barnette, three other men entered the home through a window, taking a sum of money from one victim and pistol-whipping a deaf person inside the home. One of the victims was shot in the lower back after running out of the back door of the home and attempting to flee the area, said Barnette.
Nearly 20 bullet casings were later found at the crime scene.
Cohen, Gossett and Foote fled the area in a vehicle Barnette said was later recovered by deputies. Each of them had property crime convictions on their criminal records.
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