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Milford Resident Given Maximum Sentence for 2017 Hammer Attack

A Milford woman was given a sentence of 14 years in state prison Wednesday, the maximum provided by law, for second degree attempted murder with an enhancement for great bodily injury, according to details released by Lassen County District Attorney Susan M. Rios. The conviction stems from a January 2017 hammer attack in which 48-year old Heather Lynn Raglen seriously inured her 74-year old mother.

On October 22nd Raglen was convicted by jury trial on one count of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

“The jury also found true an allegation that during the commission of the offense, Raglen inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim,” explains D.A. Rios.

According to Rios, on January 21st, 2017 Raglen lured the victim out of her home and struck the victim in the head from behind with a hammer.

“Attempted murder in the second degree is punishable by 5, 7, or 9 years in state prison. An enhancement for great bodily injury adds a consecutive 3, 4, or 5 years.”

“In its determination in imposing the maximum penalty, the sentencing court considered factors such as the degree of cruelty and amount of planning involved, the use of a weapon, and the vulnerability of the victim,” said Rios.

The case was prosecuted at trial by Deputy District Attorney David Evans.

The Lassen County District Attorney’s Office thanked the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office for its investigation and assistance in the successful prosecution of this matter.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor


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