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Milford Resident Given Maximum Sentence for 2017 Hammer Attack

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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.

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9 Responses to Milford Resident Given Maximum Sentence for 2017 Hammer Attack

  1. Christina Blackburn

    Christina Blackburn

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 7:43 am

    How horrible! So glad justice was served to the best the law can!

  2. Kindra Ciudad-Real

    Kindra Ciudad-Real

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Penny Mahenski

  3. Heidi Mahnke

    Heidi Mahnke

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Audrey Trail you mentioned this not long ago

  4. Alison Guzman

    Alison Guzman

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Awesome , awesome , awesome

  5. Jackie Jones Forsythe

    Jackie Jones Forsythe

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Way to go David Evans!

  6. Spangle Liv

    Spangle Liv

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Sad to know this happened to my grandma’s best friend and knowing a girl i grew up with who was so sweet & so close to her mom would grow older & go crazy like this doing something so horrible to her mom. Breaks my heart

  7. Shannon Collins

    Shannon Collins

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Julie Todd

  8. Chris Montgomery

    Chris Montgomery

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Great job David Evans. I know you worked hard on this case. Kudos on a great conviction.

  9. Denise Elledge Wait

    Denise Elledge Wait

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Good job LCSO, Lassen County DA’s Office, David Evans, and Victim/Witness.

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