Hammer attack nets two-decade prison sentence
HUNTINGTON -- Accusations that a Huntington woman beat her robbery victim with a hammer netted a two-decade prison sentence.
Ivora Lyndora Pena received the 20-year prison sentence in late May from Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson.
Pena, 23, of the 1700 block of Jefferson Avenue in Huntington, had pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery.
The court's initial, criminal complaint charges Pena entered a residence Nov. 29, 2012, without the victim's permission in the 2200 block of Jefferson Ave.
Pena then used a hammer to strike the victim's head multiple times. She proceeded to take a 32-inch television from the victim's house, the complaint states.
The allegations led to a single-count, first-degree robbery indictment in January 2013.
Others recently sentenced in Cabell Circuit Court include the following.
CREMEANS: Farrell ordered Lillie Mae Cremeans to a 1- to 5-year prison sentence.
Cremeans, 35, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree robbery. She agreed to do so without a grand jury indictment.
MOORE: Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell ordered David Wayne Moore to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence with the recommendation the parole board ban him from Cabell County.
Moore, 37, of 400 block of 5th Avenue West, had entered a Kennedy plea to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Such a plea allowed for Moore's conviction without the defendant admitting guilt or describing his participation in the crime.
It was the sole count of his December 2013 indictment.
BROWN: Farrell ordered Gerriel Alexander Brown to a 1- to 3-year sentence.
Brown, 36, of the 200 block of Rear Buffington in Huntington, pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. He agreed to do so without a grand jury indictment.
The case involved a pound of marijuana. The conviction marked Brown's third drug felony, according to court officials.
SMITH: Farrell ordered Christopher Shawn Smith to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.
Smith, 26, of a rural route in Milton, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. He agreed to do so without a grand jury indictment.
BEAVER: Farrell ordered John Beaver to a 1- to 5-year prison sentence with credit for time on home confinement.
Beaver, 31, of McDermott Road in Ona, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
A July 2013 indictment initially charged Beaver with second-degree robbery and conspiracy.
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