Rapist gets life in prison, no parole

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An Augusta man accused of robbing and raping an elderly woman pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Michael C. Blocker pleaded guilty to robbing and raping an elderly woman.  Special
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Michael C. Blocker pleaded guilty to robbing and raping an elderly woman.

Because of his criminal past, Michael C. Blocker, 35, received the maximum sentence possible, life in prison, which he must serve without the possibility of parole.

Mr. Blocker's plea in Richmond County Superior Court ended his trial, which began Monday.

He had been adamant from the time of his arrest that he did not rape the 75-year-old cancer survivor in her Walton Way home.

He remembered being in the woman's condo and leaving with a bag of coins, but Mr. Blocker said he had no memory of ever touching the woman. He said he thought she made it up.

But after hearing the victim testify Tuesday, Mr. Blocker said he knew she was telling the truth.

Afterward, he thought of his mother and what he would do if someone attacked her, Mr. Blocker said, adding that he cried.

"It was wrong what I did, and I apologize," he said.

In the early morning of Jan. 9, 2007, the victim returned to her home after walking her dog. Mr. Blocker had sneaked into the condo while she was outside.

He stole money and jewelry and then raped the woman before leaving.

A couple of unique pieces of the jewelry led investigators to Mr. Blocker. DNA testing tied him to the rape.

Assistant District Attorney Ashley Wright told the judge Wednesday that Mr. Blocker's criminal history included a 1990 burglary, a 1992 theft and 1995 convictions for possession of cocaine and hijacking a motor vehicle.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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DoubleD
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DoubleD 01/17/08 - 10:00 am
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Good riddance! I hate it for

Good riddance! I hate it for him! I cannot imagine a 75 year old woman having to endure that, then having to go through the further humility of getting a rape kit done on her by strangers after just being violated like that. This should be the standard sentence for rapists. I wish they would've elaborated on his past crimes.

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Georgiais1 01/17/08 - 10:11 am
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How many criminal acts do you

How many criminal acts do you have to be convicted of before they lock you away? This thug should have been put away for life after his 1995 convictions and this would not have occurred. This is just another case of the liberal judges B.S. The judge on the 95 case could have prevented this. I hope he reads this article.

fish2
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fish2 01/17/08 - 10:31 am
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He will wear baggy pants the

He will wear baggy pants the rest of his life!

intheknow
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intheknow 01/17/08 - 10:59 am
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Why does politics enter into

Why does politics enter into every situation for some? How do you know if this judge considers himself or herself to be a Liberal or Conservative?

Mugatu
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Mugatu 01/17/08 - 11:06 am
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Just wait a few years ...

Just wait a few years ... Huckabee will want to commute his sentence.

rufus
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rufus 01/17/08 - 11:12 am
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Armed robbery, carjacking,

Armed robbery, carjacking, possession of firearm, possession of cocaine, burglary, shop lifting and theft by taking

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 01/17/08 - 11:17 am
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He needs to be in jail, dumb

He needs to be in jail, dumb dummy.... some of the kats are just *UGH*

legal_works
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legal_works 01/17/08 - 11:37 am
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glad i am not the judge, he

glad i am not the judge, he would not even be alive!!! waste of taxpayer's good hard earned money

tdp
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tdp 01/17/08 - 12:10 pm
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True, it is a huge waste of

True, it is a huge waste of the taxpayer's money to have to house this scumbag who does not deserve to live. However, at least there is no possibility of parole for him, for which I am thankful. I would rather pay to have him in jail than to let him loose on the streets to do God Knows what to someone else. He is disgusting.

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concern4youth 01/17/08 - 12:44 pm
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That is just sad that this

That is just sad that this happened to this ederly lady. Not only the fact that she is ederly, but she is a lady and a cancer survivor. She's really a strong person to have been thru so much. Great work to whoever the judge was on the case.

rufus
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rufus 01/17/08 - 12:57 pm
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Judge Blanchard

Judge Blanchard

walk_american
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walk_american 01/17/08 - 01:00 pm
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He should get the death

He should get the death penalty. Now tax payers have to support him for the rest of his worthless life. There is DNA so no doubt he did it. He should fry and save everyone some money.

rufus
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rufus 01/17/08 - 01:38 pm
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It's a shame Jeffery Dahlmer

It's a shame Jeffery Dahlmer is dead. He could turn this guy into a snack

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whyme 01/17/08 - 01:46 pm
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There is no excuse for his

There is no excuse for his behavior but at least he "said" a few right things to offer a little bit of closure. Unfortunately he thought of his mom a little too late. At some point I bet this woman is such a good human that she will never forget this but will at some point forgive him, as often times you read in stories/magazines. God bless her.

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Rozzie2003 01/17/08 - 02:18 pm
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Nobody condones what this man

Nobody condones what this man done and he should be given the maximum penality. We have a good system of justice and and sometimes some slip through the cracks. We live in a democrat society and everybody is given the right to justice.I don't want to live in a society where people are hanged, hands cut off or punished criueley. Check those nations out where the punishment is very cruel and you have no democracy

MartinezWest Augusta
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MartinezWest Augusta 01/17/08 - 02:35 pm
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The evans chronicle is a

The evans chronicle is a joke. The good ole boy. The didnt' so the mugshot. Of the white man in aiken. Who killed his family. I wonder why. But whenever a black man commits a crime. They show his mughsot all over the news and the internet. All criminals should be treated the same. You showed us the face of the black mother who killed her kids. But the not the face of the white dad. Who killed his family in aiken. This happens on the news everyday.

tdp
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tdp 01/17/08 - 02:49 pm
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jonnneee.....What on earth

jonnneee.....What on earth are you thinking? They show us mug shots of white criminals all the time. But what has that got to do with anything? This man is black. He commited a crime. He is not a white man who was painted black. He was not forced to do this crime by a white man. He is a black man who chose to commit a horrendous crime. Stop glorifying your race and just admit that this black man deserves all the negative publicity he is getting for the unspeakable, inhumane act he committed. He does not even deserve to be called a human. HE IS AN ANIMAL WHO IS A WASTE OF SPACE!

rufus
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rufus 01/17/08 - 02:54 pm
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Sentence structure jonnneee.

Sentence structure jonnneee. You are a period waster.

CKB
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CKB 01/17/08 - 03:08 pm
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It is attitudes like this

It is attitudes like this that will never allow race relations to improve in Augusta. People like jonnneee always have to have the race card in every story. This is sad; and he is pathetic!

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