PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A burglar who authorities say used the
obituary pages to help select his targets is now facing up to 78
years in prison.
Dane Johnson was convicted today of 10 counts of burglary and
stealing. Prosecutors say Johnson and a co-defendant burglarized
more than 30 Kansas City-area homes, picking their victims in part
by reading real estate listings and obituaries.
In one of the cases in which Johnson was convicted, a man was at
a funeral for his wife while Johnson burglarized his home.
The co-defendant received 28 years in prison in October of 2006
after pleading guilty.
The two were arrested after a 2006 home burglary in which a
resident confronted them.
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