2 Springfield men sentenced to 7 years for CT home invasion

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

Michael Walters (Manchester Police Department)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men who pleaded guilty in a Connecticut home invasion during which two children hid and called their mother are headed to prison.

The Hartford Courant reports that 29-year-old Clinton Mitchell and 27-year-old Michael Walters were each sentenced this week to seven years in prison.

Mitchell previously pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary. Walters pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and risk of injury to a minor.

Prosecutors say the Springfield men broke into the Manchester home on December 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.

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Information from: Hartford Courant

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