Blymyer sentenced to life without parole
By Shavonne Potts
A judge sentenced Bradley Paul Blymyer to life in prison without the possibility of parole in court Tuesday morning.
During what was a short hearing in Rowan Superior Court, Blymyer, 25, also gave notice of appeal through his attorney, Ken Darty of Statesville.
Blymyer has been on trial for more than a week in the beating and stabbing death of Jimmie Edgar Musselwhite, 62, who was found in his home Nov. 16, 2006.
On Monday, jurors found Blymyer guilty of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Co-defendant, Joshua Lee Shaffer, Blymyer’s best friend testified against him in exchange for a reduction in sentence. He entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. He was looking at the same fate.
Shaffer will be sentenced at a later date for second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
See Thursday’s Post for more details.