One of five suspects in a Fairborn home invasion that turned fatal pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary in Greene County Common Pleas court this week.
The county prosecutor’s office plans to a recommend a 10-year sentence for Tavaughn Lewis, a 20-year old Dayton resident, said Adolfo Tornichio, a Greene County assistant prosecutor.
“It’s a very tragic case in which someone lost their life over a $300 scheme of busting into the house,” Tornichio said. “These are all young teenagers or early 20 somethings. Something went terribly wrong.”
Lewis and four Dayton men, Anthony Barwick II, 20; Ta’Vaun Fambrough, 19; Deron McGuire Jr., 23; and London Norman, 23, were taken into custody in January after they forced their way into a Victoria Avenue home armed with a fake plastic gun, according to police.
Two Wright State University students who were living in the house were home at the time of the robbery. One of the students shot Fambrough in the chest and Barwick in the leg.
Fambrough was transported and later died at Miami Valley Hospital.
In June, Barwick and McGuire pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary during a change of plea hearing. Sentencing hearings for both men are scheduled for Sept. 12.
Norman was expected to plead guilty to similar charges on Friday during a change of plea hearing.