Morgan Co. judge sentences convicted murderer to 30 years
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A man convicted for for the murder of a Decatur man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday.
Judge Glenn Thompson handed down that sentence for Jameson Staten, one of three men convicted for the 2012 murder of 33-year old Glenn Blackwood at the victim's apartment.
The other two, Steven King Junior and Lorrin Wilson, testified against Staten during the trial. Wilson testified that Staten provided him with the gun which Wilson used to shoot Blackwood.
Staten's attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, and the judge will hear their argument at a later date. They argue that the judge's charge to the jury was incorrect because it stated that even if Staten did not know a murder was foreseeable, he could be found guilty of murder because he was there to participate in a crime.
Staten and King said they believed there were going to Blackwood's apartment to buy marijuana.
King pleaded guilty to murder and received a 20-year split sentence. Wilson was also scheduled for sentencing Wednesday. His attorney could not be there, so his sentencing hearing has been continued.
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