Lucy Ayres (l) and Joseph Hughes, who were the two gang members jailed
Three members of a gang of burglars have been given prison sentences for their part in a raid in which one of their group was killed in self-defence.
Dwayne Ayres, 20, from Yateley, Hampshire, was stabbed when he and his cousin Lucy Ayres and Joseph Hughes took part in the burglary in 2008.
The gang were let into the house in Holt Way, Hook, before the stabbing.
Lucy Ayres and Hughes admitted burglary and were jailed. Fourth member Stuart Young was given a suspended term.
The gang was let into the house at 0140 GMT on 2 November, 2008.
They caused a scene of "mayhem" during which they hit one of the householders with a sink plunger and threw around glasses. Lucy Ayres also brandished a carving knife from the kitchen, Winchester Crown Court heard.
The court heard householder Luke Lang took action to defend himself and ended up stabbing Dwayne Ayres, who collapsed in a pool of blood on the driveway and died shortly after.
The fourth member of the gang, Young, was waiting in a car nearby and drove the gang with the fatally injured Dwayne Ayres to Frimley Park Hospital, the court was told.
Judge Andrew Barnett said the gang had behaved "savagely" and added: "Those in the house must have been truly terrified."
Dwayne Ayres was taken to hospital where he died from a stab wound
Stephen Parish, prosecuting, said the motive for the burglary was unclear but may have been out of revenge for the occupants apparently "grassing" to the police about a previous burglary.
It was also suggested that Dwayne Ayres was attacked because the householders had a grudge against him as he had been involved in a previous road accident in which two people died.
But Mr Parish said there was no evidence to support this suggestion.
The court heard the gang had also called at the house, which was used for the sale of drugs, in order to purchase cannabis.
Mr Lang and fellow householder Ben Davies were both charged with drugs offences following the incident and sentenced to community service orders.
Lucy Ayres, 29, of Crondall, Hampshire, and Hughes, 18, of Hook, Hampshire, were jailed for three years to run concurrently for burglary and violent disorder.
Young was given a one-year jail sentence suspended for two years and 180 hours community service. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/8488171.stm
"The gang was let into the house at 0140 GMT on 2 November, 2008."