Defendant in violent Kenosha County home invasion sentenced to 60 years

NOW: Defendant in violent Kenosha County home invasion sentenced to 60 years

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An elderly couple gets justice after being brutally beaten in their own home.

Daniel Evans, 52, was sentenced to a total of 60 years in prison related to a violent home break-in, including for charges of armed robbery and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. In addition, Evans received 30 years of extended supervision. 

In October of last year, Evans broke into the couple’s home in Somers, brutally beat them and robbed them of their cellphones and a wallet.

In court, 84-year-old Gerald Mielke said he was concerned for his wife.  

“Through the grace of God I awoke later and found her lying in a pool of blood so large, it ran down into the basement, she was unresponsive to my touch.”

Evan's attorney mentioned he didn’t mean to hurt the elderly couple. He was struggling with a drug addiction, at the time of the crime.

Evans told the courtroom he is remorseful.

“I cannot put into words how sorry I am for the Mielke’s, I cannot tell you the dreams I had just thinking about what they went through.”

Michael Graveley, Kenosha County District Attorney, told the courtroom the defendant did not deserve to ever be released because of his repeated criminal behavior. 

Judge Jason Rossell said he considered the gravity of the offense and the safety of the public.

The victims told CBS 58 News, they’re satisfied with the sentence. “The court was very fair,” said Mr. Mielke. 

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