David Morad in court Thursday (Photo: Mike Buckingham, FOX19 NOW)
Alexis Morad in court Thursday (Photo: Mike Buckingham, FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Two Anderson Township teens were sentenced Thursday for an elaborate plot to burglarize a Mount Washington home.
David Morad, 18, was sentenced to 80 months in prison, while his twin, Alexis Morad, was sentenced to three years probation, for their part in a foiled plot to burglarize the home.
The original target of the home invasion was a man David robbed at gunpoint about a week before stealing a half pound of marijuana, investigators said. However, the twins ended up targeting the wrong home and are accused of mistakenly targeting a woman and her two children, police said.
On April 7, Cincinnati police foiled the elaborate burglary plot after they arrested David. Police say he was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and had masks, surgical gloves, zip ties and duct tape in his vehicle when officers stopped him for suspicious behavior. He was stopped one block away from the residence he allegedly planned to burglarize.
According to court documents, David held planning meetings and purchased supplies to execute the crime.
The teen “scouted the location of the offense, and conducted trial runs of the planned offense that included locations to park, avenues of approach, contingency plans if something went wrong and plans for escape,” state a Hamilton County complaint.
Officials also found in David's vehicle an axe and sizzurp – a mixture of codeine, soda and cough syrup, documents say.
Last month David pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, conspiracy, and carrying a concealed weapon. Alexis pleaded guilty to attempted burglary, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.
Christian Adams and Dominique Jamarco Sims will also face charges.