Man Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing Erie Home Hours After Two Men Drowned Inside
One of four people charged for the burglary of an Erie home hours after two men drowned inside entered a plea in court Friday.
Shannon Lambert, 19, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft by unlawful taking. In exchange, three other charges were dropped.
The District Attorney's Office also said restitution for the stolen goods will be at least $5,000.
Lambert is one of four people charged in the case.
It happened the night of a storm in November 2017. The basement wall of a home along East 30th Street in Erie collapsed and killed two men who lived there.
Lambert and the other suspects read about the deaths on Facebook, and within hours of the drownings, they allegedly broke into the home through a back kitchen window and stole items including TVs and jewelry, according to police.
Lambert faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars and a fine of $50,000.