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Wicomico Co. Man Convicted in Violent 2009 Home Invasion

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Thomas Frank Lurie Jr. Thomas Frank Lurie Jr.

SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County man has been convicted on charges related to a 2009 home invasion that took place when an elderly couple and their great-grandchildren were home.

According to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office, a jury on Wednesday found 46-year-old Thomas Frank Lurie Jr. guilty of first-degree burglary, armed robbery, robbery and first-degree assault.

The charges stem from a home invasion that police said took place on Aug. 3, 2009 at a home on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. When deputies arrived, they made contact with the victims, a couple in their mid-80s and the couple's three great-grandchildren. The victims told deputies that two men in hoodies and sunglasses had broken into their home and demanded money.

Police said the great-grandfather and his 14-year-old great-grandson fought the men off, which led to the 86-year-old man being hit in the head, leaving him with a fractured skull.

According to prosecutors, Lurie was identified as a suspect in November 2015 after his DNA was matched to DNA recovered from pieces of evidence found at the crime scene. 

Faces a maximum sentence of 55 years in prison, according to prosecutors. He is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center while awaiting sentencing.

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