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Rodney William Blanton sentenced for robbing, assaulting 84-year-old woman in Md.

10:44 AM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- A man who assaulted and robbed an 84-year-old woman in Prince George's County last year was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday.

Rodney William Blanton pleaded guilty to all charges last week.

Authorities say Blanton knocked on the woman's door in February 2012 and pretended to be a neighbor. When she opened the door, he forced his way in and pushed her to the floor. Authorities tell us the woman bit his hand as he stuffed a scarf into her mouth. Blanton got money and then jumped from a balcony to get away form the scene.

The woman reportedly remained on the floor for more than 24 hours until some people passing by heard faint cries for help. they noticed her door slightly ajar and called police.

Police found Blanton's blood at the scene. They took him into custody approximately a month later.

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