Man sentenced in Wauwautosa home invasion and robbery

NOW: Man sentenced in Wauwautosa home invasion and robbery


WAUWAUTOSA, WIS. (CBS 58) -- One of the three people arrested for a violent home invasion was sentenced on multiple counts of armed robbery, and other charges including false imprisonment.

Brandon Lane, 34, along with Antwaun Hardy, 36, and Nicole Kauper, 36, terrorized a family for hours inside their Wauwautosa home last July.

Lane learned his punishment for the crime at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Thursday.

According to the prosecution, the family was targeted. They had just moved to Milwaukee from the country of Saudi Arabia.

Before settling into a home, they were staying at the Day's Inn. Kauper, who worked as a clerk, overheard the family was keeping a large amount of money in the safe. She then planned with her boyfriend, Hardy and his cousin Lane, to rob them.

The family of five were held hostage for hours.

According to the criminal complaint, they tied up the 5-year-old boy, and beat the grandmother with a gun.

In court, Lane sobbed while he apologized. "I coulda said no again. It was my choice, I embarrassed my family…I'm sorry to everybody, the courtroom, my mom, the families."

Judge Dennis Cimple handed down a sentence of 35-years in prison. Lane is also ordered to pay restitution, and is ordered to have no contact with the victims.

Hardy was also scheduled to be sentenced, but it was moved.

Kauper plead guilty and will be sentenced in February.

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