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      Prison for man in fatal invasion of ex-deputy home

      <p>Circuit Judge Archie Hayman sentenced Aaron A. Robinson on Monday for the August 2011 attack in Flint.</p>

      A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to spend at least 23 years, 8 months behind bars for his role in home invasion that led to the shooting death of a 76-year-old retired Genesee County sheriff's deputy.

      Circuit Judge Archie Hayman sentenced Aaron A. Robinson on Monday for the August 2011 attack in Flint.

      A jury convicted Robinson of home invasion, safe breaking, gun theft, receiving a stolen gun, and possessing a firearm during a felony.

      Authorities say Lonnie Thomas was shot several times in the head after surprising intruders.

      Police say Ryan Deville was the gunman. He pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder and is serving a minimum of 25 years in prison.

      Deville was 17 and Robinson was 18 at the time.