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Final defendant sentenced in Beumer home invasion case

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Nalakeio Bennett. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.) Nalakeio Bennett. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office.)

A man is sentenced to four decades in prison in connection to a home invasion.

The Vanderbrugh County Prosecutor's Office says Nalakeio Bennett was sentenced to 40 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections Monday afternoon.

Bennett is one of for men accused of breaking into Ira Beumer's house in February of 2012. Police say Beumer chased the men in his truck after the incident and crashed into their car, killing one of the suspects, Antuan Jenkins.

In August of 2013, Bennett was involved in two days of a jury trial before asking Prosecutors to accept a guilty verdict from him.

Bennett pleaded guilty to Burglary Resulting in Bodily Injury – A Felony, Criminal Confinement – B Felony, and Theft – D Felony. He will receive 20 years from those charges.

Bennett also accepted a Criminal Gang Enhancement which will give him another 20 years, bringing his final sentence to 40 years within the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Per his deal, Bennett also agreed to testify against his co-defendants.

Bennett marks the fourth and final defendant to be sentenced following the February 2012 home invasion.

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