A prowler has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after acknowledging the manslaughter of a woman he neither touched nor attacked nor touched, but who was literally scared to death when he attempted to rob her home.
Connie Loucks, 62, who was diagnosed with heart disease, suffered a fatal heart attack after Carlton Young and his conspirators knocked on the windows and door of her home in the town of Wells, in Maine, in March 2015.
Young, 26, hailing out of Sanford, was offered a plea deal the day prior to his trial’s commencement and pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter, attempted burglary, burglary and several other charges over the home invasion.
A judge in York County Superior Court embraced the plea agreement and sentenced Young to 10 years in jail.
Prosecutors remarked Young and several others broke into Loucks’ home when she was not there on 21 March 2015 and stole jewelry worth $10,000, and came back the following day, hitting on her door and windows.
Loucks was chatting with her daughter, Sarah, on the phone at the time of the incident and informed her she thought the same burglars who had stolen her belongings the day before had returned. Then — the phone line went dead.
Sarah rang 911 and police arrived to discover Mrs. Loucks unresponsive on her sofa.
A post-mortem found she had perished as a result of a heart attack.
“I think the defendant is a coward and a punk. I hope his soul rots in hell,” Brian, Connie Loucks’ husband, expressed in court.
“This is an unimaginable tragedy for my family,” he said. “Not a day goes by that we don’t think about how terrorised Connie must have been that day. She was a sweet, loving, kind individual who doesn’t deserve this,” he furthered.
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