Twins sentenced in botched burglary case

Posted at 10:50 AM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 10:50:40-05

CINCINNATI -- The Anderson Township twins who pleaded guilty to a botched home invasion will learn their sentences Thursday.

David and Alexis Morad were accused of plotting to torture and rob a man -- but ended up targeting the wrong home.

The incident ended in calamity for a woman and her two children who were mistakenly targeted.

Prosecutors said that even as they attended Seven Hills Schools, the twins were involved in a world of hard drugs and crime.

Investigators said David Morad was planning to rob someone, but that Alexis pointed to the wrong home.

The pair ended up attack Ann Thompson -- an unintended bystander. She spoke in court at a previous hearing.

"He had a hatchet and he was going to start chopping off our fingers until we told him where the drugs were,” Thompson said.

Detectives said they found a “mountain” of evidence against the Morads and two other individuals connected to the case. During the trial, police detailed finding drugs including marijuana, acid and cocaine in David Morad’s possession.

Prosecutors also said the twins had zip ties, duct tape and a .45 caliber handgun in their possession before breaking into Thompson’s home. The pair was also accused of trying to destroy the evidence of the crime.

Last month David Morad pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, conspiracy and carrying concealed weapons. His sister pleaded guilty to attempted burglary, obstructing justice, tampering with evidence.

During the hearing, David Morad expressed contrition for his acts saying, "It's just so hard to look at what I've done. ... How horrible a human being I've been."

Alexis Morad was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and a $500 fine. She could be subject to four and a half years in prison if she violates those terms. She will also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

David Morad was sentenced to six years, eight months in jail.

Thompson said he was satisfied with the sentencing and hopes that David Morad learns from his mistakes and becomes a better man.