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Home invasion suspect sentenced to 20 years

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Demetrius Dailey was given the maximum sentence Monday after pleading guilty. Demetrius Dailey was given the maximum sentence Monday after pleading guilty.
C.W. Spurlin, who was 79 at the time, was brutally beaten with a rifle stock. C.W. Spurlin, who was 79 at the time, was brutally beaten with a rifle stock.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A second suspect in the brutal home invasion of an elderly Marshall County couple is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Five years after this awful crime, the family still doesn't feel any sense of justice.

While two people have been convicted and sentenced, at least one or two other perpetrators are still on the loose and haven't been charged.

Demetrius Dailey, 45 of Gadsden, was given the maximum sentence Monday after pleading guilty over the summer to conspiracy to commit first degree robbery charges.

The charges stem from an April 2007 incident in Albertville.

C.W. Spurlin, who was 79 at the time, was brutally beaten with a rifle stock. The men also held a gun to his 81-year-old wife's head.

The men got away with thousands of dollars in cash and several antique coins.

Since that time, 28-year-old Skylar Havis was apprehended and also charged with robbery conspiracy charges. He is currently serving a 15 year sentence.

But investigators say as many as two others involved in the crime are unaccounted for.

"Where are the other two?  We don't know yet.  Why?  We don't know.  Maybe we need some help.  Maybe that's where y'all need to come in and help our family," said Tim Spurlin, the victim's son.

Apparently, Havis and Dailey won't talk.

If anyone has any information about this crime, contact the Albertville Police Department.

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