"He's an old 60," Holicker told King. "He has no memory of these incidents."
When asked by King if he wanted to say anything, Shamblin replied, "Not really, sir. I'm sorry for putting everybody through the aggravation."
Assistant Kanawha County prosecutor Don Morris told the judge that Shamblin was trying to manipulate the court and pointed out he had been found competent to stand trial. He also reminded the judge of a previous malicious wounding charge of which Shamblin was convicted.
"She's extremely traumatized," Morris said about the victim. "She's been traumatized her entire life and is extremely afraid of this defendant and is afraid he will get out someday."
"He knew what he done," the woman told the judge.
In denying Holicker's request for probation, King said probation wouldn't be enough.
"I cannot in good conscious find that your client is not likely to commit another crime and that public good doesn't require his incarceration. To the contrary, I'm compelled to find that he is likely again to commit a crime and that the public good does require his incarceration," the judge said.
Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.