John Valenciano Jr. Sentenced For Buhl Home Robbery


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) Today, the last of four people involved in a home robbery last summer was sentenced.

Police says in early August of last year, John Valenciano Jr., 19, entered the house of Buhl residents Leo and Judy Ray, and held the two at gunpoint. He was charged with robbery and two counts of second degree kidnapping.

One of the kidnapping charges was dropped when he pleaded guilty to the other two counts.

Today in court Valenciano said to the Rays, "Once again, I want to apologize to you guys. Whatever happens here today, I will take it. God will forgive me, and I hope one day you guys can."

District Judge Richard Bevan ordered the man to serve at least 15 years in prison on both charges, and up to 30 years on the robbery charge.

Jan. 7, 2013.

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