2 defendants in the murder house invasion plead to lower the charges

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Pensacola, Fl

Prosecutors said two men accused of killing two people during a violent home burglary in Lincoln last year had appealed to lower the charges in the case.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Jesse Foster, 23, has not challenged conspiracy to commit theft, and Sylvester LeBlanc Jr., 26, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit burglary. Both were previously accused of first-degree murder with the deaths of 34-year-old Audrea Craig and 26-year-old Martin Green.

Police said Craig was found shot dead in her home after her house was stormed by several men. Minutes later, Green was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died. Police said Green was among those who broke into Craig’s house and that Craig shot Green.

Foster and LeBlanc are due to be sentenced in February. Two other men remain accused of first-degree murder in the case: Green’s brother, Charles Gresham III, 20, of Omaha, and Robin Thomas, 30, of Lincoln. If found guilty, they face mandatory life sentences.

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