13 Nov Jury Sentences Armed Robber to 67 Years in Prison
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Following a week-long jury trial a Rogers County Jury returned a guilty verdict and recommended Kenneth Merle Hammick spend 67 years in prison.
May 10, 2015 Hammick committed a push-in home invasion and bound two of the victims and robbed all three people inside. He stole keys, phones, a purse, credit cards and a car. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary and larceny of an automobile.
“My Assistant District Attorney Zach Cabell did an excellent job prosecuting this case which involved multiple victims. Even before the trial got underway Zach had to put on a Sanchez Hearing where he offered evidence to show there was ample reason to be concerned for the safety of several people involved in the case. The Judge ruled Hammick be fitted with a shock belt which he had to wear throughout the trial.” said District Attorney Matt Ballard
Prosecutor Cabell said the jury did an excellent job “Hammick is a repeat offender and career criminal. He so terrorized his victims that night one of them broke down on the stand as she had to recount the crimes, again. I’ll be asking the Judge to make his sentences run consecutively.”
Hammick will be formally sentenced on February 6, 2018.
Hammick has previous convictions for burglary, larceny, obtaining money by false pretense, possession of controlled substance and escape from the Department of Corrections.