CONCORD, N.H. — A woman has been sentenced to up to six years in prison for her role in a violent home invasion.

WMUR-TV reports 35-year-old Melissa Natal pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. A judge sentenced Natal to three to six years in prison.

Police say Natal and two armed men broke into Liz Hollins’ Franklin home in August. Authorities say the group threatened to kill the paraplegic mother while her children were in the home. Police say they bound the woman with duct tape before fleeing with her purse.

A mugshot showing Natal covered in toilet paper in a holding cell went viral after her arrest.

Cases against Natal’s co-defendants are pending.

A lawyer for Natal says her client was fueled by a drug addiction.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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