Two males who traveled from New York to Rangeley and tried to steal medication from a neighborhood seller in a violent residence invasion that left one of many attackers lifeless have been discovered responsible Monday by a jury within the U.S. District Courtroom in Bangor.
Andre Muller, also referred to as “Dre Muller,” 53, and Robert Holland, also referred to as “Kurt Holland,” 43, have been convicted of conspiring to steal medication from a Rangeley seller in 2016.
Muller and Holland, together with three different males, got here up with a plan to interrupt into the house of Jordan Richard at 2564 Predominant St. in Rangeley and steal managed substances, in accordance with courtroom data. On July 26, 2016, two of the conspirators armed with knives and a bat broke into Richard’s residence.
Throughout the tried theft, Richard fatally shot one of many males, Michael Brokun of Manhattan, who had been making an attempt to stab Richard, in accordance with courtroom paperwork. The opposite assailant, Hector Munoz, 56, of Florida, fled after being hit with a hammer by a neighbor who was drawn to the commotion. He was captured by federal brokers, pleaded responsible and is awaiting sentencing.
Investigators at Richard’s home discovered a big amount of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.
Richard was arrested on drug and gun costs, pleaded responsible to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone, and discharging a firearm in relation to that conspiracy, and was sentenced in 2019 to 13 years and 4 months in jail on drug and gun costs.
Muller and Holland have been beforehand convicted after a five-day jury trial in 2022 however have been granted a brand new trial primarily based on proof of a partial juror.
With Monday’s conviction, Muller and Holland withstand 20 years in jail and a high-quality of as much as $250,000.
The conviction was beneath the Hobbs Act, which pertains to the obstruction of interstate commerce. The act, in accordance with a authorities trial temporary in Muller and Holland’s case, applies even to illicit drug gross sales.