8 years for breaking into ex’s home, hitting her with hammer

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(ST. CHARLES) A west suburban man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and hitting her with a hammer last summer.

Angelo M. Parra, 24, of Aurora, was convicted in July of two counts each of home invasion and armed robbery, and one count of residential burglary by Judge John Barsanti following a bench trial, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

Barsanti handed down the eight-year sentence at a hearing Friday, a statement from prosecutors said.

About 2:30 a.m. July 12, 2013, Parra and two other people kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 1300 block of South Glen Circle in Aurora, prosecutors said.

They went to her bedroom and demanded cash. After taking cash and her cell phone, Parra took a hammer from a drawer and struck her in the leg, prosecutors said.

The suspects found a second person asleep on a sofa in a different room, and also took her cell phone before also hitting her in the leg with the hammer, prosecutors said.

The woman recognized Parra even though he was wearing a bandana over the lower part of his face, prosecutors said. The accomplices used T-shirts as masks.

Parra will receive credit for more than a year served in the Kane County jail since his arrest, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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