CROWN POINT | A Chicago man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of Anthony Osborne.
Raynold P. Gore, 24, pleaded guilty in April to burglary, a Class B felony. Two of the years will be served on probation, and he will get 814 credit days. The Lake County prosecutor's office also dismissed charges of murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery, robbery and auto theft.
Osborne, 22, was found shot to death in his bedroom Sept. 12, 2012, in the 2800 block of West 6th Avenue in Gary, police said. His burnt car had been found earlier in an alley in the area of 52nd Avenue and Adams Street.
Gore told police he and his cousin talked about robbing Osborne of $160 worth of cocaine, a laptop, iPad and X-Box, according to the affidavit.
Defense attorney Susan Severtson said during Thursday's hearing that Gore's cousin and Osborne got into a confrontation when the burglary took place. Gore previously told police he was walking toward the door to leave the home when he heard shots fired, according to the affidavit.
He admitted to stealing items from the home and splitting bags of cocaine with his cousin, according to the affidavit. His cousin was later shot to death Nov. 29, 2012, in Gary.
Gore apologized to the court for his actions and said he is trying to get his life back together.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Eric Randall argued for Gore to get time in prison because of his lengthy criminal history. According to court records, Gore was previously convicted in Illinois of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.