A Santa Cruz man was sentenced to 24 years in prison this week after being convicted of a March 27, 2009 home invasion robbery in Los Gatos.
Jyler Alexander Raines, 23, faced Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick on Wednesday to hear his punishment, openly crying as he apologized for the crime, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.
Raines and jail escapee Maurice Ainsworth were accused of entering a Los Gatos-area home, binding a husband and wife, hiding their child and threatening to kill the father and rape the mother, according to the Sentinel.
They ransacked the property and stole valuables, including the couple's Lexus, the newspaper said.
Ainsworth was facing 29 charges in January of 2011 stemming from a Nov. 29, 2010 incident during which he overpowered a female sheriff's deputy at Dominican Hospital, escaped from her custody and took her stun gun and handgun.
He used the Taser against her and fired the handgun at a hospital employee, who escaped unharmed, before fleeing into the surrounding area.
Ainsworth fled to a day care center near the hospital, where he held the gun to the head of a teacher and took the teacher's car keys. He later broke into two houses on English Drive, taking two people hostage before ingesting prescription medications and being remanded into custody.
Ainsworth faces life in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced April 26, the Sentinel reported.