Serial Burglar Violates Probation, Sentenced To 8 More Years In Prison


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A 42-year-old Leominster man, who was found guilty of a series of house breaks in 2012, was sentenced to prison for an additional 8 years on Wednesday after he was found in violation of  his probation.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.’s office says David King was originally sentenced to 7 to 8 years in state prison with 3 years of probation in 2012 for breaking into houses in towns including Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Grafton and Leominster.  He was released from prison in August 2017 and arrested a month later.

As a result of an investigation, police executed a search warrant on King’s apartment and discovered hundreds of items believed to have been stolen from homes throughout Central Massachusetts.

This new sentence came after Superior Court Judge Paul Wilson denied David King’s motion to suppress a police search of his apartment after the arrest last year.