Woman pleads guilty in home invasion case


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A woman who police said took part in the theft of a gun safe and home invasion in January pleaded guilty Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Prosecutors are recommending Alyssa Dimuzio, 21, of Salem, spend three years in prison on a charge of aggravated burglary. Judge John Durkin accepted the recommendation.

Police said Dimuzio and her mother set up the victim, an elderly man, to be robbed of the safe Jan. 23. The man suffered a head injury after three men forced their way inside. Some of the guns have been recovered.

The other four suspects were all arrested and are awaiting their cases to be disposed of. Dimuzio will be sentenced July 18.

Assistant Prosecutor Nick Brevetta said the victim in the case, a 73-year-old man, asked for leniency for Dimuzio, partly because she was the first of the defendants in the case to cooperate, and she is the only one who will pay restitution. She has agreed to pay $5,000, Brevetta said.

Dimuzio’s mother used to live with the victim.

Brevetta called the case “a cacophony of stupidity and violence.”

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