Three men indicted, face life in prison for home invasion

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Hennepin County Grand Jury indicted three men on 11 counts each, nine of which would be punishable by life without parole, in connection with a vicious home invasion, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Deondre Lashawn Bishop, 30, Reggie Demetrius Pierre Bishop, 31, and Roynell Taylor, 31, were each charged with six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of first-degree burglary and first-degree assault. The indictments were handed down Thursday and bail of $2 million bail was set for each of the men in their first appearance today.

Bishop, Bishop and Taylor were charged in November with the criminal sexual conduct charges. However, a grand jury is required to bring charges that carry a sentence of life in prison.

According to the original criminal complaint, about 11 p.m. on July 19, a 14-year-old girl who lived in a house in North Minneapolis, went downstairs into the kitchen and was confronted by three men with guns and wearing white masks. They took the girl upstairs and confronted the girl’s mother, asking where the money was. The men searched for money, then raped both women and eventually left with televisions, a laptop and a cell phones.