Ex-Seton Hall basketball player sentenced

By Ryan Gaydos

Former Seton Hall basketball player Robert Mitchell was sentenced to five years’ probation after playing a part in a robbery at the school’s northern campus. The 25-year old pleaded guilty to criminal restraint and burglary as part of a plea agreement with Essex County prosecutors.

Mitchell admitted to entering the private home in South Orange in March 2010 with another former Pirate Kelly Whitney. Prosecutors say that the two men bounded, duct taped, and pistol whipped at least eight victims.

Mitchell would testify against Whitney, who pleaded guilty in August to burglary, conspiracy and criminal restraint charges.

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