Man Found Guilty in Long Beach Home-Invasion That Left Fellow Burglar Dead

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A man who beat an 80-year-old Long Beach homeowner during a 2014 burglary, prompting the homeowner to open fire and kill the man’s female fellow burglar, was convicted in the crime Monday.

Gus Adams, left, and Andrea Miller, right, are seen in photos provided by the Long Beach Police Department.
Gus Adams, left, and Andrea Miller, right, are seen in photos provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

Gus Polly Adams, 28, was found guilty of first-degree residential robbery and first-degree residential burglary in the July 22, 2014, Bixby Knolls incident, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Adams and Andrea Miller, 28, broke into a home in Long Beach that night. When the homeowner returned home, he was confronted by the pair, who beat him and threw him to the ground, police said at the time.

He was able to get away, retrieve a firearm from another room, return and shoot at the pair. Miller was killed. Adams fled but was soon arrested.

Ruby Adams, the mother of Gus Adams, was arrested in connection with a deadly home-invasion robbery in the Bixby Knolls area. (Credit: Long Beach Police Department)
Ruby Adams, the mother of Gus Adams, was arrested in connection with a deadly home-invasion robbery in the Bixby Knolls area. (Credit: Long Beach Police Department)

His mother, Ruby Adams, was also charged in the crime.

She pleaded no contest earlier this year to one count of first-degree residential burglary, the DA’s office said. Ruby Adams, who was described as the burglars’ lookout, was sentenced to three years in state prison.

Guy Adams faces up to 13 years in state prison. His sentencing is set for Sept. 9.

He initially was charged with murder and other additional charges and faced life in prison.

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