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Man charged in brutal Pinch home invasions sentenced for role in crimes

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Casey Givens was sentenced Monday. Casey Givens was sentenced Monday.
CHARLESTON, WV -

A man who pleaded guilty last month to robbing and viciously beating a 74-year-old woman in March was sentenced Monday.  Now the victim's family is finally feeling some closure.

The families of the victim's of Aaron Chapman and Casey Givens gave emotional statements in court.  Jones' son said, "She had this [neck brace] around her neck because you and your little buddy [Chapman] broke her freaking neck.  Blood spatter on the wall up to the thermostat? How hard did you think you had to hit a 74-year-old woman?"

A chapter is closed for these two families who have been living a nightmare since March.  Judge Jennifer Bailey said Monday, "You will serve a term of 74 years for first degree robbery."

An additional sentence of 2-10 years was handed down by the judge for the malicious wounding charge.  Givens pleaded guilty in October to first degree robbery and malicious wounding after admitting that he and Chapman broke into Jones' home, beat her and left her lying in a pool of her own blood.

Jones' daughter said, "I know it's my Christian duty to pray for you, but don't expect it any time soon."  Family members found Jones nearly 13 hours later on the floor of her Pinch home. 

Unlike Chapman, Givens had a relatively clean criminal record prior to committing these horrific crimes.  Jones' daughter said, "If this is what he starts out with, what is he going to do next?  Blow up an orphanage?  Burn down a nursing home maybe shoot up an intensive care unit?"

Jones' husband spoke out for the first time after the sentence was handed down.  He said he's relieved.  "I feel much better," Buddy Jones said.  "I still keep my gun within arms reach and it's loaded.  If anybody sees this on TV, let that be a warning."

Ramona Jones is still suffering.  She wasn't in court.  She is on a feeding tube, she cannot use the restroom on her own.  She cannot speak.  Her husband explained the kind of person Ramona was prior to the attack.  "She would have prayed for the boy while he was in the house. She was that kind of a person. I wouldn't, but my wife would have," said Jones' husband.

In exchange for Givens and Chapman's guilty pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop the charges related to the beating of Raymond 'Frank' Mace.  He has recovered from his wounds.

Last month, Aaron Chapman was sentenced to 90 years behind bars.