It didn’t take long from a man involved in a high profile home invasion and murder to break the rules, just as the victim’s family predicted.
Benito Lopez was sentenced to 15 years of the 42 years he faced for the 2006 attack on 61-year-old Rita and 68-year-old Carlos Atencio.
They were beaten and stabbed nearly to death in their Cuba home, in a home invasion-robbery plot.
He also played a role in the murder of his friend Alex Ogle after he refused to take part.
Ogle’s family feared he wouldn’t follow the rules. It appears they were right.
A warrant was issued Monday after Lopez allegedly violated probation. According to the victim’s family, he cut off his ankle monitor.
He was arrested early Tuesday morning at the Warren South apartments near Louisiana and Gibson.
The judge could send him to prison to serve the rest of his 42 year sentence.
Lopez’s cousin Michael Swick, who also took part in the crime, is still in prison. He was sentenced to 62 years behind bars.