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updated: 4/14/2014 7:49 PM

Bartlett man sentenced in 2010 burglary

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    Michael Corbett


A Bartlett man accused of breaking into an elderly woman's house, exposing himself, then punching her and knocking her down a flight of stairs was sentenced to prison Monday.

Michael Corbett, 47, of the 900 block of South Castlewood Lane, was sentenced to six years and seven months in prison. Last month, Corbett pleaded guilty to residential burglary charges in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges of home invasion and aggravated battery.

Corbett, who has Parkinson's disease and a seizure disorder, is expected to be sentenced Tuesday for a similar crime in Cook County and his sentences will run concurrent to one another.

Prosecutors allege Corbett entered the 82-year-old victim's home through an open garage door about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2010, as she took out her garbage. They said the victim returned to find Corbett seated in her living room wearing only a baseball cap and sunglasses with his pants around his ankles.

Prosecutors said the woman was hospitalized for three days, with a broken rib and several bruises, after Corbett chased her, knocked her down a flight of stairs and punched her before pulling up his pants and fleeing the scene.

Corbet was arrested in April 2011 after he made an "almost identical" attempt at a different home in the Cook County part of Bartlett.

In that case, authorities said, Corbett again tried to enter through an open garage, but found an interior door locked as a female resident arrived home. He was arrested a few blocks away.

Prosecutors said Corbett gave a full confession. At his initial bond hearing, prosecutors said Corbett had in his possession strips of tape, which he planned to use to cover the mouth and eyes of a female victim.

Prosecutors said Corbett's medical conditions and extreme medicinal regimen played factors in their sentencing recommendation.

Corbett will serve half of the 79-month sentence and receive credit for the two months he spent in DuPage County jail following his arrest and the 32 months he's been on GPS monitored home confinement since his release. In total, Corbett will serve roughly 5½ months in prison before being eligible for parole.

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