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Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ex-NBA player Snyder sentenced in Ohio break-in


Associated Press

LEBANON, Ohio An Ohio judge has sentenced a former NBA player to three years in prison for breaking into his neighbors' home and attacking them.

Judge Neal Bronson of Warren County Common Pleas Court sentenced 26-year-old Kirk Snyder on Wednesday and ordered him to pay $5,550 in restitution.

Snyder made no comment. His attorney argued for probation.

A jury convicted Snyder in April of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault in the March 2009 break-in in Deerfield Township north of Cincinnati. Snyder had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but was later found competent to stand trial.

The former University of Nevada star was the 16th player taken in the 2004 NBA draft. He played for four NBA teams and a professional league in China.