Home invasion suspect convicted
A young man arrested in connection to a 2015 home invasion in Bay Roberts has been convicted of break and enter and armed robbery.
Evan James Fry, 23, was also convicted for breaching his recognizance, but acquitted on theft of a motor vehicle.
Judge Jacqueline Brazil rendered her decision Thursday morning via teleconference in Harbour Grace Provincial Court.
Fry’s co-accused, Joshua Walter Burton, was sentenced last fall to more than six years in prison after entering guilty pleas.
Police arrested the pair following a break-in at the home of 85-year-old Jean Hillyard, who testified during Fry’s trial in Harbour Grace. Hillyard was confronted by Burton in her bed in the middle of the night in May of 2015, although she never saw Fry. Burton later told police Fry was inside the house with him at the time of the robbery.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place Sept. 22 in Harbour Grace. Fry has remained in custody since his initial arrest.
Evan James Fry was convicted last week on charges of break and enter and armed robbery in relation to a crime at the home of an elderly woman in 2015.