KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison in a case in which three people were killed during a home invasion in Independence.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1t3WPTP ) 23-year-old Raul Soto received the sentence after pleading guilty in July to using a firearm during a drug trafficking conspiracy and conspiring to possess methamphetamine. He admitted in his plea that he was armed with a handgun and killed Antonio Hernandez in November 2012.
Soto says he and several co-conspirators went to the Independence home to rob a man they believed had a large amount of meth. Three people in the home were fatally shot after they denied having drugs.
Four others have pleaded guilty in the case.
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