CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A second man pleaded guilty Monday to charges involving the brutal robbery and beating of an elderly Pinch woman earlier this year that left her with a brain injury.
Casey Michael Givens, 21, waived indictment by a grand jury and entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. In July, Aaron E. Chapman, 22, did the same.
Prosecutors said both men broke into the home of Ramona Jones on Feb. 27, robbed her and beat her severely as she lay on her kitchen floor.
In entering their guilty pleas, both men blamed each other for the vicious beating.
Givens told Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey, "Aaron came up with a plan that he wanted to go out and rob people. And I agreed to it."
He said both had been drinking for hours before the attack on Jones about midnight.
"We walked up to the door, it was unlocked," Givens said. "She was in the kitchen. Aaron took money off her and she went down to the ground.
"I grabbed the TV and went outside," Givens said. "Aaron was going through the rest of the house. It turned into a mess. I didn't think this was going to happen when I went up there."
Givens told the judge it was Chapman who beat Jones.
"He started kicking her face in," he said. "He got a knife out and held it to the woman's neck. I said, "Aaron...," and he got mad at me and said "I'm not going down for this because you said my name."