An Aurora man is headed to prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home while he was masked, injuring her and stealing belongings from her.
Angelo M. Parra, 24, of the 500 block of East Ashland Avenue, Aurora, was sentenced Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, by Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Parra was convicted July 8, 2014, by Barsanti, of home invasion, a Class X felony, armed robbery, a Class X felony, and residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.
Sometime around 2:30 a.m. July 12, 2013, Parra and two others kicked in the door of his former girlfriend’s home in the 1300 block of South Glen Circle, Aurora. They went upstairs to her bedroom and demanded cash. After they took cash and her cellular telephone, Parra took a hammer from a drawer and struck her in the leg with it. The accomplices discovered a second victim asleep on a sofa in a different room and forcibly took her cell phone. Parra then struck her in the leg with the hammer, and the trio fled.
Parra was wearing a bandana over the lower part of his face, and the former girlfriend recognized him. The accomplices’ faces were masked with T-shirts.
According to Illinois law, Parra is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. Parra receives credit for at least 463 days served in the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys David Belshan and Bianca Camargo.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office press release