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Man Sentenced to 240 Years for Bowie Home Invasion, Keeping Victims Bound for 2 Hours

Kindu Bell, 31, and his brother Hakeem Bell, 20, received a combined total of 582 years in prison in connection with two home invasions and a sexual assault.

Kindu Bell was sentenced to 421 years in prison after being found guilty of two home invasion.|Photo credit: Patch file
Kindu Bell was sentenced to 421 years in prison after being found guilty of two home invasion.|Photo credit: Patch file
Kindu Bell, 31, of Upper Marlboro, was sentenced to a total of 421 years in prison Friday after he was found guilty of multiple offenses in connection with two home invasions, one of which was in Bowie.

The Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office gave this account of the Bowie incident:

Bell and an unknown man broke into a Bowie home in March 2012, masked and armed with guns. 

According to the state's attorney, Bell and the second suspect assaulted the three adults who were home at the time of the invasion, hitting each one in the head several times with a gun and tying them up. A 6-year-old child was forced into a room and witnessed Bell hitting at least one person with a gun. 

Following the assault, Bell and his accomplice spend two hours collecting items from the home, and then fled the house in the family's vehicle with the stolen belongings.

The victims later identified Bell in a lineup. During the course of the police investigation, items taken from the family's home were found in the Bell residence. 

“It is clear Kindu intended to terrorize this family and they have not had a good night’s sleep since they were victimized almost two years ago,” said Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks in a statement.  “I am very pleased that Judge Lamasney recognized that neither of these men deserve to see the light of day ever again.”

Bell was sentenced to 240 years after being found guilty of multiple offenses in connection with this incident. 

Bell was also sentenced to 181 years for his role in a separate Prince George's County home invasion that also occurred in March 2012. Bell's brother, Hakeem Bell, 20, was sentenced to 161 years in prison in connection with that incident. 

The state's attorney gave this account of that incident:
 
The Bell brothers—wearing masks and armed with handguns—approached a woman who had recently left her residence, hit her with a handgun, and forced her back into her apartment. 

When the Bell brother's demanded money, and threatened to rape or kill the suspect, she called out to her roommate to call police. At that point, one of the brothers grabbed her by the neck, choking her until she lost consciousness.

When the victim came to, one of the brothers sexually assaulted her and the other woke her roommate and demanded money, taking his wallet. The men began putting items in a suitcase—allegedly to steal them—but the victim's screams were so loud, a neighbor called police.

When police arrived at the scene, the Bell brothers were still there, and fled through a window. They were apprehended sometime later. 
  
“Both Kindu andHakeem Bell are violent repeat offenders who deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars," Alsobrooks said in the statement. "The victims will be able to rest easier as will the community at-large, now that these two men are off our streets.”
Baltimorecityofanimals January 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Blacks always get off easy, to continue freeloading off of society. They rule the prisons, so the time will be easy, with easy access to women and mind altering substances. I am a crime victim, the system is tilted toward anyone with negro blood. Victims are brutalized so that the precious negro can feel good about themselves.
Alphadog January 25, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Who is to say that this was not a hate crime?
MitchellvileChick January 25, 2014 at 02:40 PM
@Baltimorecityforanimals...How do you know when a person is uneducated, unevolved, racist & a sad, bitter member of society? They still use the word "negro" & hide behind the anonymity of their computer to say things they are too afraid to say directly to the targets of their rants. I have a little advice for you. 1. Go back to school & gain more education.This can help you catch up to the rest of the world in your thinking/perspectives & racist vocabulary at minimum. 2. Travel more than 10 miles away from the block you live on. You live in one if the greatest & most culturally diverse metro areas in the country, yet you seem to have grown up on a farm surrounded only by people that think & look like you. 3. Work to improve yourself & donate your time to helping others. Its hard to believe you sit around complaining & generalizing about what a historically repressed minority group is doing because you were victimized by 1 or a few. Oh & guess what? Im a crime victim too by the same group! I suffer still today from PTSD and everything else that comes with being a crime victim. The crime turned my life upside down & was one of the worst tragedies of my life but guess what? Im educated enough to know that those who victimized me dont represent the character/motives of their entire race & they certainly don't exploit the system in higher proportions than any other racial group of criminals, etc. More importantly, I've moved on with my life & definitely have better things to do with my time than worrying about how criminals like those who victimized me are fairing in their lives. I don't have sympathy for those in this article that got hit with the stiff sentence because in Detroit where I'm from justice to this degree would not have occurred, but I'm apathetic towards those who are criminal-minded, not an entire racial group my perpetrator happens to belong to. But if you only take away one thing that I'm saying then just at least step into the current decade & stop using the word "negro". #sogladimeducated #ignorantpeopleneedprayerstoo
Shaka Zulu February 06, 2014 at 12:06 PM
These two should have all organs that can be used for anyone else removed, then be drowned in the blue water of a porta potty after the preakness in the infield. then flushed into the sewer system where they belong, they do not even deserve to eat the food we give rats.

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