Jose Lorenzo, 22, of Boston, Massachusetts, was arrested in connection with a shooting and Home Invasion that occurred at a Quincy last month. The incident resulted in one man being admitted to the hospital with critical injuries.
According to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Lorenzo’s DNA was allegedly found at the scene of the crime. A warrant for his arrest was issued shortly thereafter police discovered his DNA, and Lorenzo was arrested when you appeared to check in with his Probation Officer.
The Quincy Police Department reported that two men broke into the home. Four men were in the home at the time, but the two men were wearing bandanas to conceal their identity. The two men allegedly stole numerous flat screen TV’s, cash and computers, and ultimately shot one man in the head. The men allegedly took one of the occupants hostage, later dropping him off on Dorchester Street.
Generally speaking, other than Murder and Rape, Home Invasion is considered to be one of the most serious crimes one can be charged with. Home Invasion is the crime of entering the home of another while armed with a dangerous weapon, and force or at the least the threat of force is used upon the occupants of the home. In Massachusetts, the crime of Home Invasion is punishable for ‘not less than’ 20 years and up to life in state prison.
In order to prove the crime of Home Invasion, the prosecutor must establish, by proof beyond a reasonable doubt, that:
- The defendant unlawfully entered the dwelling of another;
- He knew or had reason to know one or more persons were person within the dwelling;
- He was armed with a dangerous weapon at the time of entry; and
- He used force or threatened the imminent use of force on any person within the dwelling house; or alternatively, caused injury to any person within the dwelling.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis understands the extreme consequences persons face when charged with major felony crimes such as Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, Armed Assault to Murder and other Crimes of Violence. For that reason, he is available 24/7 for consultation.
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