Three men were given lengthy prison sentences on Monday after pleading guilty to the Sept. 23, 2011, murder of Jordan Collins in Red Bank.
Zachary Hughes, Markel Mitchell and Jeremy Reinig pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as a violent offender in an appearance before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole.
Hughes was given a 40-year sentence in the plea agreement. Mitchell got 20 years and Reinig 10 years. The sentences are to be served at 100 percent except for certain credits that may be earned.
Prosecutor Cameron Williams said Reinig drove the other two to the residence of the 27-year-old victim on Redding Road.
He said Hughes broke out a window and he and Mitchell went inside and killed the victim with a crowbar as he lay sleeping on a couch.
He said they took a laptop computer and some beer.
Hughes and Mitchell were caught on video using the victim's credit card at Walmart soon after the killing.
Mike Collins, father of the victim, discovered his son's body.
The crowbar that was used was found near Dayton Boulevard with blood on it. DNA evidence was obtained from the crowbar.
Prosecutor Williams said Reinig knew they were going to the house to "hit a lick."