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Blanchard and Churchill Sentenced in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court

Maigen Blanchard, age 24, of Cambridge, Ohio and Anjomo Churchhill, age 20, of Zanesville, Ohio were sentenced by Judge David A. Ellwood of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on April 26, 2013 for their roles in the June 24, 2012 deaths of Christopher Morrison and Justain Nelson.
Blanchard was convicted on July 31, 2012 on one count of Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery a felony of the first degree. For that crime, and based upon her level of involvement in the incidents of June 24, 2012, Judge Ellwood imposed a sentence of ten years of imprisonment.
Churchhill was also convicted of one count of Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery on July 30, 2012 and was sentenced to six years of imprisonment.
Blanchard and Churchhill had each entered into a negotiated plea under which each has agreed to testify truthfully against other suspects involved in these crimes.
James Whatley, Jr., Columbus, Ohio and Deondre Crosby, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio were indicted by the Guernsey County Grand Jury for these crimes and are currently awaiting trial with trials scheduled to begin on June 10, 2013 and October 21, 2013 respectively. Additional co-defendants, Elgin Mitchell and Tyler Burrell have previously been sentenced by the Court with Mitchell receiving a sentence of eleven years of imprisonment and Burrell receiving a sentence of fifteen years.

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