NY men found guilty of planning 2016 Rangeley robbery that left a man dead

A federal jury on Tuesday found two New York men guilty of planning a 2016 home invasion and robbery of a Rangeley drug dealer in which one of the robbers was shot and killed.

Robert Holland, 42, and Andre Muller, 51, both of New York City, were charged in 2019 with conspiracy to commit a robbery using force or violence.

The jury deliberated for about five hours before announcing its verdict on the sixth day of the trial in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

A sentencing date has not been set. Each man faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Muller remains free on bail pending trial. Holland’s bail was revoked last month after he failed to show up for court. Holland turned himself into his probation officer in New York, according to court documents.

According to the prosecution, the pair, along with Hector Munoz, 54, of New York City, planned to rob 29-year-old Jordan Richard of drugs and money. Holland considered Richard to be a rival dealer, Assistant U.S. Attorney Raphaelle Silver told jurors in her closing statement.

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