2 Sentenced in Waldo Canyon Wildfire Burglary

May 17, 2013

Two burglars who were convicted of looting the home of a pair of Waldo Canyon fire evacuees have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

Shane Garrett was sentenced to 48 years in prison, and Belinda Wells-Yates was sentenced to 72 years in prison during separate hearings on Wednesday.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, both were convicted of second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, theft and identity theft.

Prosecutors say electronics, musical equipment, jewelry, a checkbook and keys to a warehouse were taken from a home evacuated during the fire.

The Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed or damaged 359 homes last year.

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