MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Five co-defendants are each sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for a home invasion in Bloomington that left a 19-year-old dead.

Megan Cater, 20, and Briana Martinson, 21, were both sentenced to 162 months; Alex Streit, 20, and Noah Peterson, 21, received 153 months; and Tarrance Murphy, received a 240-month sentence in the April 2017 incident that left Corey Elder dead. The defendants also reportedly stole drugs and an Xbox from the home.

(From the top, left to right: Megan Cater, Briana Martinson, and Noah Peterson. From the bottom, left to right: Tarrance Murphy, Alec Streit and Maurice Verser)

In court Friday, prosecutors say the victim’s family and his girlfriend — who was assaulted in the incident — gave victim impact statements.

A sixth co-defendant, 34-year-old Maurice Verse, will be sentenced next week.


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