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WARREN, Ohio - A Mineral Ridge man has been sentenced for his part in a home burglary that turned deadly.

A judge in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court handed down a sentence of 11 years in prison to 34-year-old Michael Burns.

Burns was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary in December.

Investigators say Burns and four other people were trying to steal copper from a home on Niles Cortland Road in July, when the homeowner fired a shotgun blast through the front door, killing one of the alleged intruders.

Even though it was one of the burglars who was shot to death, prosecutors charged the alleged accomplices with the murder.

A jury found Burns guilty of the less serious charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Three other alleged accomplices still face trial.

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