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West Virginia man gets life in slaying of 77-year-old woman

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Joshua Drennen, 28, of Clendenin, was sentenced Thursday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to life in prison on a first-degree murder charge, news outlets reported.
Drennen also received an additional 92 years on other charges in the February 2020 crime spree in Charleston that included charges of attempted murder, robbery, malicious wounding, assault, stealing a car and larceny.
According to police, Barbara Steele died at her home of blunt force trauma to the head. Drennen then committed a carjacking and attacked a responding officer with a weapon described as an “antique iron.” The officer then shot and wounded Drennen.

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