Teens accused of stealing from church could face 130 years

Posted by Iva Radman – email

LOUISA COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - A pair of Louisa teens who broke into churches are now probably praying they don't spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

Nineteen-year-olds Damon Riddick and Brandon Brown pled guilty Wednesday to burglarizing several churches and convenience stores last year.

Prosecutors say they did it to gain ranking with the street gang known as the Bloods.

A judge can now sentence each of them to up to 130 years in prison when they go back to court in November.

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