Latham Gets Life Plus For Chae Murder

montco_courthouseThe second of two Philadelphia men convicted of killing businessman Robert Chae, in a home-invasion robbery at his Montgomery Township home, has been given life in prison without parole. 26-year-old Amatadi Latham was also given consecutive sentences of 32 to 64 years in state prison for his role in robbing other family members.  Prosecutors say he entered Chae’s Gwynmont Drive home in January of last year with ringleader Joseph Page and another man, bound him and his wife and their adult son and daughter with duct tape, beat Chae on the head and face and left him on the garage floor to suffocate.  In handing down the sentence, Judge Thomas Rogers said page was incapable of rehabilitation.  His criminal record includes nine drug-related offenses dating back to the age of 14.  At his sentencing Tuesday the judge said, “Nine is enough.”  A jury convicted Latham and Page of second degree murder and other offenses, but acquitted 19-year-old Karre Pitts.  Three others have pleaded guilty to third degree murder and one goes on trial in June.