Monday, September 08, 2008

Assault verdict

Hamilton County, Ohio: Cheyenne Blanton, 17, was sentenced to 44 years in prison last Friday for terrorizing 19-year-old Ashley Clark for six to eight hours in her Hanover Township home earlier this year. As reported in The Oxford Press, Ms Clark suffered serious injuries requiring hospital treatment after Blanton and her partner, Joseph Nagle, 17, bound and gagged her, shaved her head, kicked her and beat her so severely with a baseball bat and their fists that she vomitted. She was also forced to stand outside in the cold without her shoes. The attack apparently happened after a plan to steal Ms Clark's mother's car failed. Cheyenne Blanton pleaded in July to aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, complicity to aggravated robbery, felonious assault, two counts of kidnapping and vandalism. Joseph Nagle, who pleaded guilty to the same charges on August 29, will be sentenced on October 14. He faces 59 years in prison.

See earlier report here.