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A man who broke into a house on An­zac Av­enue, Ma­reeba ap­peared be­fore the Ma­reeba Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day to face the charge. The court heard Ge­orge Vin­cent Ketchup, 23, un­law­fully en­tered a shed on the prop­erty on Oc­to­ber 11. Ketchup en­tered the prop­erty with three mates and took two packs of cig­a­rettes, car keys and al­co­hol. Dur­ing po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions, it was found the vic­tim had not locked the shed and Ketchup told po­lice of­fi­cers he had not taken the keys. Ketchup’s de­fence lawyer David Anderson said his client ad­mit­ted he had too much to drink that day and had co­op­er­ated with po­lice. “He en­tered a guilty plea at the ear­li­est chance but his crim­i­nal his­tory is not good,” he said. Ketchup had a con­vic­tion recorded and was sen­tenced to 12 months jail and will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role April 3, 2018.

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