Augusta District Attorney Jared Williams announced the Wednesday conviction of Kadeem Blenman, one of three people charged in a violent 2019 armed robbery.
Blenman set up the robbery using his girlfriend’s car and phone, luring the victim to a trailer park off Deans Bridge Road, according to a news release.
The victim was shot several times. Assistant District Attorney Justin Mullis of the DA’s Special Victims Unit told members of the jury they had the opportunity to hold Blenman accountable for the violence and harm he caused.
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“I thank this jury for standing up for the victim and for the safety of our community,” Williams said. “True verdicts that speak justice are needed, more now than ever, as we fight for a safer community.”
Mullis said the victory was a team effort, praising ADA D.K. Huff and investigators Jason Reeves, Stefan Hegg and Greg Newsome, as well as Victim Advocate Shelly Blaisdell for their roles in the successful prosecution.
Richmond County Superior Court Judge Amanda Heath sentenced Blenman to life in prison plus 20 years, followed by five years on probation.
Blenman had a prior conviction for obstruction of a law enforcement officer for clawing with his fingernails an officer attempting to arrest him.
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“… life in prison plus 20 years, followed by five years on probation.” We need a very simple prison sentence for criminals like him – FOREVER.
I would like to take this time to thank The Augusta press for putting a reporter in the courtroom, were television cameras are not allowed.