LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man known as one of the ‘‘bedtime burglars’’ for a string of home break-ins mostly in Laconia, N.H., has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.
Spencer Mullarkey pleaded guilty to 11 counts of burglary. The crimes happened during the summer of 2010.
When asked by the judge why he should accept Mullarkey’s plea — two previous plea deals were rejected — a lawyer for the 34-year-olld Mullarkey said he’s been disabled and medicated. He said Mullarkey stopped taking his medication and ‘‘lost control of his thought process.’’
Mullarkey said he hoped ‘‘he would be given a chance to change.’’
Co-defendant Joshua Shepard pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and four counts of being an accomplice. He’s been sentenced to at least seven years in prison.