PORTLAND, Maine - A New Hampshire man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for his part in a violent home invasion in York in 2019.
Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Derek DaPrato, 35, of Hooksett, N.H., to 144 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Daprato pleaded guilty on Dec. 28.
According to court records, in August 2019, DaPrato and three other co-conspirators met in Hooksett and planned a home invasion of a York residence to rob marijuana and marijuana sale proceeds from the home's resident.
The group traveled to the York residence where two co-conspirators, armed with handguns and wearing masks, waited in the woods for the victim to return home. When the victim arrived, accompanied by two others, a violent physical altercation ensued. During the fight, a firearm was discharged, and a bullet struck the victim in the lower abdomen. The two co-conspirators fled. Police arrived approximately 15 minutes later, and the victim was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a .45 caliber bullet from his lower abdomen.
The other co-conspiraters have already been sentenced. On March 2 Jason Candelario, 34, was sentenced to 175 months in prison and Luis Carpio, 33, was sentenced to 120 months for their roles in the home invasion. On March 17 the fourth co-conspirator, Andrew Soboleski, 30, was sentenced to 96 months for his role in the crime. All four men resided in New Hampshire.
The FBI, in conjunction with the York Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office, investigated the case.