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Omaha man sentenced to over 22 years in prison for attempted home invasion

Posted at 11:19 AM, Apr 03, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to 22 and a half years of prison Friday after intending to murder victims during a planned home invasion robbery.

43-year-old Rufus E. Dennis has been charged with attempted interference with interstate commerce by way of robbery, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and felon in possession of a firearm.

Dennis was out on parole from a previous murder conviction when he committed the crimes.

The FBI obtained recordings of Dennis describing in detail his plans for the home invasion.

A single mother of two lived in the home.

After completing his prison sentence, Dennis will serve five years of supervised release.

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