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Drum sentenced for dual killing

September 19th, 2012 - 6:17am

(Port Angeles) -- A man who killed two sex offenders in Clallam County in June has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

During the sentencing of 34-year-old Patrick Drum, Judge Brooke Taylor warned others against vigilantism.

Authorities say Drum killed 28-year-old Gary L. Blanton Jr., and 56-year-old Jerry W. Ray as part of a vendetta against sex offenders Blanton was living at Drum's residence in Sequim when he was killed.

Judge Taylor told Drum's supporters to back off from attacks on the victims' families. The wife of one of the victims says people who support Drum and consider him a "hero" have stalked their house, thrown things at their car, spat on them and more.

Drum told the court he was not sorry for the killings.

He pleaded guilty in the case in August. He was given two life terms without parole.


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