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January 24, 2014

Second defendant sentenced to prison in 2012 home invasion robbery

The second of two defendants in a 2012 home invasion robbery has been sentenced to prison.

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The second of two defendants in a 2012 home invasion robbery has been sentenced to prison.

Frank Tresca, 33, was sentenced today in Sacramento Superior Court to 19 years and 8 months in state prison, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. A jury on Dec. 17 convicted him of armed home invasion robbery.

Tresca’s co-defendant, Kiyen Matthews, 34, pleaded no contest to the same charge on July 12. Both were convicted of additional crimes involving firearms that were committed while they were out of custody on bond for the robbery, officials said.

On Aug. 22, 2012, Tresca and Matthews answered a Craigslist advertisement for an amplifier and met the victim at the victim’s home. When they entered the home, Tresca and Matthews closed the door and pulled out guns.

Matthews held a gun to the back of the victim’s head, forced him into another room and ordered him to get on his knees. At the same time, Tresca went through the other rooms of the house. The two stole the amplifier, as well as the victim’s keys and cellphone.

Matthews, who was convicted in 2008 of another residential robbery, was sentenced in October to 29 years and 8 months in prison. He is incarcerated at North Kern State Prison in Delano.

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