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Mother, Daughter Behind Halloween Pot Robbery Sentenced

Marin County Sheriff's Office
Marin County Sheriff's Office

A mother and her daughter who conspired to rob a Novato marijuana grower last Halloween have been sentenced to prison, the Marin Independent Journal is reporting.

Keren Anne Blake, 40, a Petaluma resident, and Teresa Gollihugh, 21, of Santa Rosa, beat and robbed Blake’s former boyfriend after they showed up at his house wearing Halloween costumes last October 31. The victim was beaten with a gun, a lamp and pieces of a broken bong and required more than 20 stitches.

Blake was sentenced to eight years in prison, while Gollinhugh received a nine year sentence because she was the one who held a gun to the victim’s head, the IJ is reporting.

The victim was David Randolph, Blake's former boyfriend.

Deputy District Attorney Geoff Iida, the prosecutor, said the case "represented a deplorable and disappointing example of motherhood," according to the IJ.

"Ms. Blake's continual corruption of her ... daughter includes helping her sell drugs, initiating and planning the armed burglary of the victim in the case, and then sending her daughter into that residence, with a loaded firearm, to carry out the crime while Ms. Blake waited in the car," Iida said, according to the IJ.

Gollihugh, who was enlisted in the Coast Guard at the time of the crime, expressed remorse and blamed her addiction to alcohol and a drug-dependent mother. 

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