CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Elkview man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree robbery and malicious wounding of a person 65 or older for his part in two violent home invasions in Pinch earlier this year.
Casey Michael Givens told Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey that he took part in the robbing and beating of Ramona Jones.
Jones was 74 years old when Aaron Chapman and Givens broke into her home earlier this year. She suffered a broken collarbone, broken ribs, broken vertebrae and a broken facial bone, as well as two punctured lungs and bleeding in the brain, among other injuries.
Chapman, 21, of Pinch, also pleaded guilty to charges of malicious wounding a first-degree robbery in June.
Givens admitted that in February he went to Jones' home and then tried to break into Frank Mace's residence. The plea deal with Givens drops the charges stemming from the incidents at Mace's home. Chapman got the same plea deal.
Jones wasn't found until 12 hours after the attack. She now has to be fed through a tube, said assistant Kanawha County prosecutor Dan Holstein.
"She still suffers, she can't swallow naturally -- her family has to use a suction machine to take excess saliva from her throat," Holstein said.
He faces at least 10 years for first-degree robbery and 2 to 10 years in jail on the malicious wounding charge when he is sentenced Nov. 22, Holstein said.