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Two men get 20-year prison terms for violent home invasion in Palolo

Justin Lono (l) and Jordan Artuyo (r) in court last year. Justin Lono (l) and Jordan Artuyo (r) in court last year.

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men convicted of multiple felony offenses for a violent home invasion in Palolo last year were each sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday.

Herb Kolo and Justin Lono were among a group of armed men who stormed into a 10th Avenue house in May 2010. The masked intruders, who were carrying shotguns and knives, tied the occupants up, and demanded drugs and cash.

Police at the time said that two of the victims were bashed on the head with guns, while two others were poked with knives. The assailants fled with cell phones, a laptop computer and money.

Officers scoured the hillside near the home for suspects. Six men were eventually arrested and charged in the case.

Lemuel Jones received a 20-year prison term last Tuesday. Kainoa Ah Mook Sang and Clement Leoiki-Mutch were each sentenced under the youthful offender statute to eight years of incarceration.

The final defendant, Jordan Artuyo, is scheduled to be sentenced June 13th.

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