Appeals court rejects burglar's argument that Realtor open houses are public

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A man who argued that he wasn’t trespassing when he burglarized open houses in Columbus, Ohio, could be headed to prison for 12 years after an appeals court rejected that argument, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

The Franklin County Court of Appeals upheld the burglary convictions of Michael L. Shipley, 54, saying that while the homes were technically open to the public, he was trespassing because he used deception to enter the houses. Source: