Woman sentenced to 20-40 years in prison for violent Chester home invasion

Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Erinn Howarth, 27 of the 5000 block of Keyser Street in Philadelphia, was sentenced to 20-40 years in state prison for a violent home invasion and assault that occurred on August 23, 2016, during which a 79-year-old man was tied up and his 49-year-old daughter was brutally beaten.

Erinn Howarth was found guilty of burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy, and possession of a firearm without a license following a jury trial before Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Anthony Scanlon that concluded on April 26, 2018. The investigation was led by Chester Police Detective Lawrence Weigand, III, and Criminal Investigation Division Detective Anthony Ruggieri and prosecuted by Delaware County Assistant District Attorney Gina Gorbey.