Raj Houston sentenced for home invasion in Amberley Village - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Man sentenced for home invasion in Amberley Village

Raj Houston (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Raj Houston (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
AMBERLEY VILLAGE, OH (FOX19) -

A man has been sentenced for a home invasion that occurred in Amberley Village nearly a year ago.

Raj Houston, 21, was sentenced to 65 years in prison. He was convicted by jury last month on charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, theft and weapons under disability.

Houston and a co-defendant, Darian Lawrence, entered a home in the 7500 block of Fair Oaks Drive on July 11, 2012. Police say they forced the 80-year-old male resident to drive to an ATM to get money out. The other suspect stayed at the home with a 78-year-old female victim.

Lawrence was sentenced late last year to 18 years in prison.

Authorities say Lawrence was wearing a bracelet with a Bible verse reference that left an imprint in the SUV door's molding.  That helped link the pair to the robbery.

Police say Houston and Lawrence met while they were incarcerated together in various Juvenile Detention facilities over a period of two years.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved. The Associated PRess contributed to this report.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-02-21 13:28:07 GMT

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    More >>

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    More >>
  • Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:15 AM EST2018-02-21 11:15:05 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:27 AM EST2018-02-21 13:27:59 GMT

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

    More >>

    The United States had never won a medal of any kind in women's cross-country skiing prior to the race.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Canadian goalie leaves quarterfinal with injury

    The Latest: Canadian goalie leaves quarterfinal with injury

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-21 01:12:24 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:27 AM EST2018-02-21 13:27:48 GMT

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

    More >>

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly