Son given life, no parole, in parents' killing

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) -- A judge in eastern Kentucky has sentenced a man to life in prison with no parole in the slaying of his parents.
 
   Willie Blanton was sentenced Monday by a Lawrence County judge, following his guilty plea on Friday at what was supposed to be a pretrial hearing.
 
   Larry and Sandra Blanton disappeared in September. Their bodies were found buried on their Johnson County farm nearly six months later.
 
   WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/12Grnmk ) reported family members were allowed to address Willie Blanton before he was sentenced.
 
   The Lawrence County commonwealth's attorney's office said after Blanton killed his parents, he forged their checks, stole their livestock and tried to have his father's prescription for a controlled substance refilled.
 
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   Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

   AP-WF-06-18-13 1153GMT

 

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