Hosa gets 6 years in burglary death

YOUNGSTOWN — Brandon Hosa will spend the next 6 years in prison for the death of his accomplice in a 2012 Boardman aggravated burglary

Hosa, appeared before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court today and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. He had initially been charged with murder and aggravated robbery.

Hosa, 28, of Canfield, was the driver in the Oct. 30, 2012 home invasion at 5011 Lockwood Blvd. during which Hosa’s alleged accomplice, Michael A. Spera, 38, of Youngstown, was shot fatally by the homeowner.

Prosecutors, under a plea agreement, recommended six years in prison and Judge Krichbaum adopted the recommendation.

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