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5th person charged in Independence triple murder

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Five people have been charged in an Independence home invasion that left three people dead and a 12-year-old boy critically injured.

Carolos Zambrano Jr., 27, faces nine felony counts, including three first-degree murder charges.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office has also charged 32-year-old Antonio Cervantes III and 33-year-old Kevin M. Finley with first-degree murder and other counts.

Raul Soto, 22, of Kansas City, KS,  and Bobbie J. Phillips, 37, of Independence, also face nine felony counts, including three counts of first-degree murder.

The four earlier suspects made their first court appearance Monday and were given time to acquire attorneys, but the judge did not allow bond.  Their penalty if convicted includes life without parole or the death penalty.

All five defendants are accused in the Nov. 16 shootings that killed 48-year-old Maria Hernandez; her 20-year-old son, Antonio Hernandez; and Tomas Dominguez, previously identified as Tomas Madrigal. A 12-year-old boy is recovering from critical injuries.

Police said robbery and drugs were the apparent motive.

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Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.)  All rights reserved.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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