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Augusta man convicted in home invasion gets 25 years

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:14 PM
Last updated Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:32 AM
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A man who broke into an Augusta home and fired five gunshots at a man living there was convicted of multiple crimes this week.

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Richmond County Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. sentenced Donzell E. Hazel, 23, to 25 years in prison followed by eight years’ probation after a jury convicted him of aggravated assault, burglary and a weapons violation Tuesday.

On Nov. 15, 2011, Hazel broke into the Davis Mill Road home of Stephon Crawford, according to court documents. Hazel fired five shots at Crawford but did not hit him.

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mdb67
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mdb67 06/12/13 - 07:02 pm
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Good Job!!

He should serve every single day!!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/12/13 - 08:21 pm
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Yes Judge Blanchard. That is

Yes Judge Blanchard. That is the kind of sentences we need to see more of. The only thing you missed was that it should have been 25 years with no chance of parole, followed by 8 years probation.

Darby
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Darby 06/12/13 - 11:13 pm
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"The only thing you missed was that it

should have been 25 years with no chance of parole, followed by 8 years probation."

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I'm just sorry that the home owner didn't blow him away. Now taxpayer are going to foot the bill for this jerk for 25 long years.

Three hots and a cot, television, Internet, weight rooms and the best medical care the taxpayers can afford.

Sorry, dichotomy, you and I are poles apart on this one. The sentence would only partially make sense if it were 25 years at HARD LABOR with nothing but minimum rations and all the books he could read.

Folks, arm yourselves and protect your family and property. The home owner in this case was the beneficiary of just plain dumb luck.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/13/13 - 07:09 am
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Thank you

Thank you Judge Blanchard...now let's do this with the Riverwalk jerks....

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 06/13/13 - 08:33 am
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Hazel Picked the Right House

Hazel picked the right house - he could've picked one that the owner was armed. Instead of 25 years, he would've gotten a permanent dirt nap. He's also a lousy shot - thankfully...

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/13/13 - 08:50 am
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I agree with you SeenitB4

I agree with you SeenitB4 except the Riverwalk criminals should be in a 6x6 cell the rest of their lives. No TV or anything but food to keep them alive so they would go crazy. I bet the Davis Mill Road person has a pistol now. Everyone should to protect their home from people like the hazel guy.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/13/13 - 09:56 am
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not surprising at all, i am sure his sorry mammy was there in her Citi Trends finest dabbing her eyes and shaking her head whild claiming...mah son he a guut boy fo sho, it aint not he wh did dis dey got him mixed up wit some bodie else mah so was on he way to che-urch cause he was jes gettin he life to-urned around fo sho...ah dooooo" of corse he grew up in a fatherless, "gubiment/welfare and foo stamps" supported home in one of our finest subdivisions (dogwood terrace, cooney circle, olmstead homes) where only the finest and most highly educated and law-abiding citizens hail from.......

jaturner
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jaturner 06/13/13 - 12:59 pm
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They should shot him in the legs and let him suffer for a couple of days. He was probably attempting to steal some cash so he can buy more pot for his 18 kids.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/13/13 - 02:39 pm
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Good decision

This is a vicious crime, always, and deserves long sentences/death penalty whenever committed.

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nocnoc 06/14/13 - 06:36 am
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Look at that sweet looking

Look at that sweet looking face.
Somewhere his mama is saying.
"He is a really a good person, he did not do it."

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/14/13 - 03:21 pm
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LOL nocnoc

You crack me up, totally.

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