Phoenix man spending life in prison for home invasions

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Justin Lee Martin, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison. Martin was convicted last month on 23 counts including burglary, theft, kidnapping, misconduct involving weapons, robbery, and attempted armed robbery. By Mike Gertzman Justin Lee Martin, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison. Martin was convicted last month on 23 counts including burglary, theft, kidnapping, misconduct involving weapons, robbery, and attempted armed robbery. By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man will be spending the rest of his life behind bars for a series of home invasions in Paradise Valley in 2009.

Justin Lee Martin, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison.

Martin was convicted last month on 23 counts including burglary, theft, kidnapping, misconduct involving weapons, robbery, and attempted armed robbery.

Martin received life in prison without parole for 25 years on 11 of the counts, and received sentences between 16 and 25 years on the other counts.

The judge ordered that some of the sentences will run concurrently while others will run consecutively.

Police arrested Martin in December 2009 following six home invasions in Paradise Valley.

Martin’s 53-year-old uncle was also arrested in the case and pleaded guilty in October 2010.