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Woman sentenced for deadly home invasion in Niles

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WARREN, Ohio - Another suspect charged in connection with a burglary plot that turned deadly for one of their alleged accomplices is going to prison.

On Tuesday, 33-year-old Mindy Sierra of Mineral Ridge pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Terry Allen. A judge in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court handed down a two year prison sentence for Sierra, who was originally charged with murder.

Sierra and four others were charged following the attempted burglary of a home on Niles Cortland Road in Niles last July. The owner of the home fired a shotgun blast through the front door, killing Allen, who was one of the burglars.

The home owner was not charged.  County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins cited previous case law that he says allows the filing of murder charges against co-conspirators in a crime that turns deadly for one of the people involved.

Another conspirator, Michael Burns was sentenced to 11 years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and attempted burglary.

Two others charged with Allen's murder, Scott Crislip and Nichole Allen of Mineral Ridge, are still waiting for their trials.

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