Blackmon Sentenced

A Barbour County man who was found guilty in a home-invasion robbery may never get out of prison.

In November, jurors deliberated just ten minutes before convicting 25-year-old Todd Ray Blackmon of Lewisville.

He was accused, along with four other men, of tying up a Henry County farmer and his wife at gunpoint and stealing a safe from their home in December of 2001.

Jack and Ann Murphy told investigators the suspects threatened to kill them.

On Friday, Judge Ed Jackson ordered Blackmon to serve two consecutive life sentences behind bars.

The other four suspects in the case are already in prison.