2 Springfield men plead guilty in Connecticut home invasion

The men broke into a Manchester home on Dec. 22, 2015

Michael Walters (Manchester Police Department)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in a Connecticut home invasion during which two children hid and called their mother.

The Hartford Courant reports 29-year-old Clinton Mitchell entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree burglary. His co-defendant, 27-year-old Michael Walters, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree burglary and risk of injury to a minor.

Prosecutors say the Springfield men broke into the Manchester home on Dec. 22, 2015, and thought the house was not occupied. They say an 11-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were home.

Police said the children hid when they heard the men breaking through a door. They remained on the second floor and called their mother while the men searched the house.

Both men face seven years in prison when they’re sentenced June 14.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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