A judge sentenced an Aurora man to 23 years in prison Thursday for his role in a March 2013 North Aurora home invasion in which a safe was stolen and a dog shot and killed.
Quintin D. Mullen, 23, of the 1700 block of Felton Road, Aurora, was convicted in February of home invasion, armed violence, armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated animal cruelty.
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According to prosecutors, Mullen and another man, who has not been apprehended, went to the victims' home on the 200 block of Laurel Drive March 1, 2013.
The accomplice pulled out a gun, threatened to shoot the two victims, who Mullen knew and considered him to be a friend.
Mullen ran upstairs and stole a safe and cash; the man shot the victims' pit bull, Sunny, three times, killing the dog.
"A person who is so greedy that he would betray his friends for money when given the opportunity to do so, particularly as Mr. Mullen did, belongs in prison," Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said.
Kane County Circuit Judge Karen Simpson issued the sentence.
Under state law, Mullen can have his prison term cut in half for good behavior and he also gets credit for 413 days in jail while the case was pending.
Anyone with information about the identity or location of the gunman should call North Aurora police at (630) 897-8705.