- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings woman who broke into a house with her husband and engaged police in a standoff that ended with his shooting death has been sentenced to prison for felony burglary.

District Judge Ingrid Gustafson sentenced Heather Lynnae Brawley on Friday to five years in the custody of the Department of Corrections with two years suspended, The Billings Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/1harwjm ). She also ordered Brawley to pay $27,000 in restitution.

Brawley, 26, pleaded guilty in October to her role in the January 2013 break-in.

She and her husband were arrested after negotiations with a SWAT team. However, Daniel Brawley slipped out of his restraints and climbed into the driver’s seat of a police car, hitting an officer as he tried to drive away. That officer shot and killed Daniel Brawley. An inquest found the shooting was justified.

Heather Brawley’s plea agreement called for a five-year suspended sentence as long as she was accepted into a treatment program.

A Yellowstone County prosecutor asked for the full five-year sentence Friday, saying Brawley did not meet the conditions of the plea agreement.

She was arrested on a bench warrant in February after twice failing to show up for sentencing hearings.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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