A Massachusetts homeowner who allegedly burglarized his home during a burglary trial has been found guilty on all charges.
According to The Boston Globe, a judge in Suffolk Superior Court found John M. “Bob” Smith guilty of first-degree burglary in the September 2018 incident in which a neighbor called police to report Smith and three other men had broken into his home and damaged it.
The neighbor who called police told police that the men had stolen jewelry and cash from the home, which they used to buy drugs.
Smith was charged with first- and second-degree felony burglary and sentenced to five years in prison.
The sentencing hearing was held Tuesday, but was delayed as the trial progressed.
Prosecutors argued that Smith, who has no prior criminal history, should be released after serving 10 years behind bars.
Smith has denied any wrongdoing and said he is remorseful for the actions that led to his arrest.
He has also said he was being targeted because he was black.