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Guilty verdict in Ottawa home invasion case

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2015

A jury of 10 women and 2 men took about two hours to decide a Chicago man was guilty of a home invasion in Ottawa.

30-year-old Richard “Merch” Felton was found guilty Friday afternoon of home invasion and residential burglary. The jury believed Felton tied a then 92-year-old woman to her bed so he and others could ransack her home near Thornton Park in Ottawa. His DNA was found on zip-ties used to bind the woman’s feet.

Felton will be sentenced April 23rd and could face 60 years in prison. The victim’s age elevates the potential prison sentence.

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