The second defendant in a 2012 home invasion case out of Granite City has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the incident. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons announced the plea entered by 35-year old Ricky A. Andrews. Andrews pleaded guilty to one count of home invasion, a Class X felony offense.
Authorities say that Andrews and 49-year old Robert C. Kelly became involved in a verbal dispute with 35-year old Michael Cuvar at an apartment on Delmar Avenue in Granite City in February of 2012. The dispute turned violent according to Granite City Police who reported that Cuvar was found severely beaten in his apartment. Following an investigation, Kelly and Andrews were each charged with Home Invasion and Attempt Murder.
Both defendants pleaded guilty to the home invasion charge in exchange for the attempt murder charges to the dropped. Kelly was sentenced to 10 years in prison in April 2013. Andrews faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.