A North Dakota man has been sentenced to prison in a home invasion and burglary in which a grandmother was pistol-whipped while two small children hid upstairs.
Michael Mario, of West Fargo, pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County Court to criminal conspiracy and burglary. A third charge of felony terrorizing was dropped.
Authorities say Mario and three others broke into the house in Chaffee, west of Fargo, in November.
The 34-year-old Mario was sentenced to two years in prison.
The Forum reports (http://bit.ly/X87hO0) that two other men, 21-year-old Levi Melby and 18-year-old Scott Senger, both of Fargo, have pleaded guilty in the case.