SOUTHINGTON - A Waterbury man was sentenced to a year in prison on Tuesday for his part in stealing a car from Southington.
Kayson Langhorn, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree larceny during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court. Under the terms of the deal, one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny was dropped.
He was sentenced to a year in prison, which will run concurrent with a two-and-a-half-year sentence he received in Waterbury Court in August. That sentence was in connection with a conviction of first-degree robbery with a dangerous instrument.
Judge Richard Dyer on Tuesday said he believes that sentence was sufficient enough to not give Langhorn, who had no criminal record before the robbery conviction, more time in prison time. He encouraged the teen to use his time behind bars to think about something he can do with his life when he is released.
According to Southington police, a 2012 Infiniti G37x - worth $20,100 - was reported stolen on Jan. 9, 2016, from a residential driveway on De Fashion Street. The vehicle was found three days later crashed and abandoned in Beacon Falls.
Police took DNA swabs from the vehicle, some of which matched that of Langhorn, police said. Two other men were also charged in the case.
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