|For Immediate Release
Case # 09HF1009August 25, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
THIRD STRIKER ON PAROLE SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ARMED HOME-INVASION ROBBERY OF DAYCARE PROVIDER WITH SIX CHILDREN IN HER CARE
NEWPORT BEACH – A third striker parolee was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison for robbing of a woman while she was caring for six children in her home. Hung Trong Do, 34, Stanton, pleaded guilty to the court May 13, 2011, to one felony count each of first degree robbery, first degree residential burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Do admitted the sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm. The defendant is a third striker with two prior strike convictions for a 1996 attempted murder and a 2008 residential burglary and has a prior prison conviction for possession of a firearm in 2005.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on June 3, 2009, Do broke into the Irvine home of Jane Doe, where the victim ran a daycare for six children ranging in age from 6 months to 3 years old. Jane Doe was sitting on the couch in the living room feeding baby John Doe. There were five other children in the room.
Do entered the home through the garage door into the living room, pointed a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic firearm at Jane Doe’s head, and demanded money. He pressed the gun barrel into the back of her neck while the victim pleaded with the defendant to not harm the children. Do grabbed Jane Doe by the collar of her shirt and walked her to the dining room area while she was holding baby John Doe in her arms. Do forced Jane Doe to take money out of her purse and stole $100 from her.
When Jane Doe’s husband arrived home during the robbery, Do pointed the gun and began arguing with him. Jane Doe managed to get to the phone in the dining room and call 911. Do fled the scene.
The Irvine Police Department found Do loitering in a nearby apartment complex. The police recovered the loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic firearm in some nearby bushes after being alerted to the weapon by a police K9.
Deputy District Attorney Nicole Varner prosecuted this case.