RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The man convicted of the 2004 Caughlin Ranch ‘Door Kick Burglaries’ has already spent a decade in prison. Still, Kevin Fitzsimmons stood before a judge hoping for a reduced sentence after breaking into several homes ten years ago.
Fitzsimmons is serving two life sentences for being a habitual criminal but the man received a second change today after a competency evaluation request from ten years ago went unfulfilled. Regardless, Fitzsimmons was again deemed a habitual criminal after and could still be released on parole.
“Mr. Fitzsimmons was sentenced to two consecutive sentences and is eligible for parole after ten years on each,” says Chief Deputy District Attorney Luke Prengaman.
Fitzsimmons is eligible for parole immediately because of the ten years he has already served at Ely State Prison and inside the Lovelock Correctional Center.
“If and when he receives parole on count one, he will then begin serving his ten year minimum on count two,” says Prengaman.
Susan Cinfio and her husband had jewelry and other valuables taken when Fitzsimmons broke into their Sparks home.
“We were surprised that he got a second trial to begin with,” says Cinfio. “We thought this was taken care of and he was not going to harm anybody else.”
Cinfio still lives in the home Fitzsimmons broke into ten years ago and is pleased with today’s sentencing.
“We were hoping to see that this person doesn’t do this toanybody else again,” says Cinfio. “At least not for a long time.”
The court made its decision based on a lifetime of Fitzsimmons terrorizing people through home burglaries.
The possibility of parole was granted because of support from his family and various rehabilitation efforts he is making behind bars.
News 4’s Joe Hart and his family were among the victims in this case.