A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to 10¾ years in prison for his role in the January burglary and assault of a 75-year-old Maplewood woman that left her unconscious. He is the second person sentenced in the case.
Kenwone D. Pruitt, 20, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court to 6¾ years in prison for kidnapping and to four years in prison for first-degree aggravated robbery. The sentences will run consecutively.
He also must register as a predatory offender for 10 years.
Pruitt pleaded guilty to the counts in March. As part of the plea deal, one count of first-degree aggravated robbery and one count of first-degree burglary were dropped.
According to authorities: Pruitt and two accomplices robbed the woman on Jan. 2, tying her up and then choking her into unconsciousness at her home in the 1700 block of Gervais Avenue.
The woman told police that a young woman rang her doorbell, asked to use the phone and then brandished a handgun. Two males soon arrived and ripped telephone cords from the walls.
They ransacked the home, taking jewelry and credit cards.
Deandre V. Wims, 25, was sentenced earlier this month to 10½ years in prison for his role in the crime.
Shonice L. Harmon pleaded guilty in the case and awaits sentencing.