Evan Fry sen­tenced to six years for home in­va­sion

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A young man con­victed of break and en­ter and rob­bery for his role in a 2015 home in­va­sion was sen­tenced to six years in prison last Fri­day.

Evan Fry re­ceived a year’s worth of credit for time served, leav­ing five years on Judge Jac­que­line Brazil’s sen­tence for the 22-year-old from Cupids.

Fry pleaded not guilty to charges all charges stem­ming from an in­ci­dent on May 10, 2015.

Fry and Joshua Bur­ton were ar­rested af­ter po­lice were called to the home of Jean Hill­yard, an 85- yearold Bay Roberts res­i­dent who lived alone. Bur­ton con­fronted the woman in her room while hold­ing a knife and even­tu­ally left af­ter she pleaded with him to go. Bur­ton pleaded guilty later that year and was sen­tenced to over six years in prison.

Fol­low­ing a lengthy trial, Brazil found Fry guilty last fall. Crown pros­e­cu­tor Natalie Payne was seek­ing a seven- year sen­tence, while Fry’s lawyer Su­san Day re­quested a 30- month sen­tence.

In ad­di­tion to his prison sen­tence, the judge or­dered Fry to have no con­tact with the vic­tim or Bur­ton. He must also for­feit prop­erty ob­tained by po­lice and sub­mit sam­ples for a DNA data­bank. Upon his re­lease from prison, Fry will be sub­ject to a firearms pro­hi­bi­tion.

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Evan Fry was sen­tenced to six years in jail last Fri­day.

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