Man Gets 14 Years For Glen Ellyn Home Invasion

19-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty to 2009 incident

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Thursday, Oct 20, 2011  |  Updated 9:44 AM CDT
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Man Gets 14 Years For Glen Ellyn Home Invasion

Alejandro Roman

A DuPage County judge sentenced a Chicago man to 14 years in prison for his role in a 2009 Glen Ellyn home invasion.

Alejandro Roman, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of home invasion. His codefendant, James Kral, 22, of Glen Ellyn pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. Kralhas since filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

Prosecutors say the pair entered the home on Busch Road in unincorporated Glen Ellyn just before 2 a.m. on October 23, 2009, armed with handguns and wearing masks. 

“Two years ago, armed and disguised, Alejandro Roman and James Kral broke into that Glen Ellyn home looking for money and drugs,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. “What they found however, were two of the home’s three occupants watching television."

Berlin says the men bound the victims with duct tape at gun point. They shot one person in the face and the other in the face and arm. When the third victim got involved, Roman and Kral fled.”

Kral’s motion to withdraw will be heard on Oct. 31.

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