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February 3, 2014

Virginia woman sentenced to 10 years in prison

BIG ROCK, Va. —  Laura Click, 29, of Big Rock, Virginia has been sentenced to spend the next 10 years in prison following a sentencing hearing in the Buchanan County Circuit Court resulting from her conviction for conspiracy to commit robbery.

  According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington, on November 23, 2011, David Gilbert and his girlfriend, Laura Click, conspired to rob Leroy Shortridge who was a distant relative of Click’s. Arrington said the duo drove to the camper that Shortridge lived in and attempted to rob him; however, a struggle ensued, and during this struggle, Gilbert struck Shortridge in the back of the head with a blunt object.  The pair then fled the scene.

 Arrington said Click later came forward and assisted authorities in their homicide investigation.  As a result of Click’s assistance, Gilbert was later charged and convicted of murder in Shortridge’s death and sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.


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