A erstwhile neighbour has been sentenced to decades successful situation successful nan slayings of a mates during an attempted robbery astatine nan victims’ home.
A Franklin County judge connected Friday sentenced Kelly Dale Vokas, 43, to 37 years to life successful nan deaths of John Blanc, 77, and Susan Castore, 75, successful October 2020, nan Columbus Dispatch reported.
Vokas pleaded blameworthy successful December to murder, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary successful an statement pinch region prosecutors who withdrew different charges including 2 counts of aggravated murder. The condemnation imposed by Judge Michael Holbrook was nan maximum imaginable connected nan charges.
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A sheriff's lawman testifying astatine nan sentencing proceeding said authorities called to nan Prairie Township location aft a 911 hang-up telephone saw nan suspect shoving items successful her purse and past trying to fly retired nan backmost door. In her purse they recovered nan victims' ID cards, a checkbook and a container of coins, he said.
A female from Ohio pleaded blameworthy to sidesplitting an aged couple. She has been sentenced to 37 years to life successful prison.
Entering nan home, deputies recovered Blanc unresponsive successful nan first-floor bath pinch six stab wounds to his caput and cervix and Castore unresponsive successful nan basement pinch stab wounds and a statement tied astir her head, cervix and body, he said.
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Vokas, who cried passim nan hearing, apologized to nan victims' families, saying she was not successful her "right authorities of mind." Defense lawyer Francisco Luttecke said his customer had an abusive puerility and was dealing pinch mental wellness issues and utilizing drugs.
Julie Blanc, John Blanc’s daughter, called nan mates an inspiration who lived their lives helping others.
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"How tin a quality being been truthful sadistic and return specified evil actions towards an aged mates that astatine galore times had showed you kindness," she said done tears.