Lander home invasion suspects start pleading guilty

Yesterday, the first of five individuals charged in the December 2015 home invasion and beating of a local couple entered a guilty plea pursuant to a deal with prosecutors. Mark Eisnnicher, who was 33 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to a single count of Unlawful Entry into an Occupied Structure. The other charges, two counts of Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Battery, Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery, were dropped. For his plea, Eisnnicher will serve 5-7 years in prison. According to sources who were present for the change plea, Eisnnicher admitted that the victims were not who they had originally been looking for, but rather for someone named Ed. One other plea agreement has been filed so far. Daquen Eisnnicher has signed an agreement that get him 6-8 years in prison for pleading guilty to Unlawful Entry into an Occupied Structure. He's expected to formally enter his plea next week. As of Thursday morning, Brittany Church and Wade Wheeler do not yet have plea agreements filed. The status of the 17-year-old suspect's case is unclear at this time. Wheeler allegedly instructed the other four to go the victims' home to get money that had reportedly been stolen. The four then allegedly forced their way into the home of Joseph Juare and Donna Harris and severely beat the couple. Read more background here . #county10 #news