COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Two thieves convicted of a string of robberies that included the theft of an urn containing a woman?s ashes, were sentenced on Monday.
Damon Brimer, 34, was sentenced to 5 years in prison with parole.
Jeremy Farr, 23, was sentenced to 11 years in prison with parole.
Both were convicted of breaking into Bob Herrle?s home in Jan. 2010 and stealing an urn that contained the ashes of his dead wife Terry.
A few months later, the urn was dropped off at Trinity Church with an apology note, but Terry?s ashes were not there.
The two continued to burglarize homes and steal personal property. They were finally caught when they tried to rob Farr's uncle, Larry Bowin.
During sentencing, victims told a judge how they?ve not only lost irreplaceable items, but also a sense of security and safety.
?I had to move. I could not stay in the home anymore. It was added expenses. Up rooting of a life,? said Kira Schubert.
Schubert was burglarized in Dec. 2010. She said Brimer and Farr took a box of pictures of her grandfather who raised her and passed away.
?I lost 29 years of memories,? she said.
The defendants admitted to using drugs during the crimes and to having an addiction. Both men expressed remorse and sorrow and told the judge they didn?t expect mercy in the ruling and would accept responsibility for the crime they committed.