No Jail Sentence for Third Man Charged in Burglary from Home of Erie Drowning Victims
No jail time ahead for the third man charged in the burglary of an Erie home, hours after two men drowned inside.
Majed Al-Jayashi, 19, admitted to a trespassing charge. He was originally accused of burglary.
Al-Jayashi was sentenced Tuesday morning to 7 years probation, and to pay $5,000 in restitution. We're told he did not receive a jail sentence because he cooperated with the commonwealth, and testified against his co-defendants.
It all happened the night of a huge storm last November. A basement wall of a home along East 30th street in Erie collapsed, killing two men who lived there.
Police said Al-Jayashi and two other suspects read about the deaths on Facebook, and a few hours later, broke into the home through a kitchen window.
They stole several items including TVs, a laptop, and credit cards.