Patrick Drum, Wash. man, sentenced to life without parole for killing sex offenders

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(CBS/AP) PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Patrick Drum, a Washington man who killed two sex offenders on the Olympic Peninsula this past June, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

During the sentencing of 34-year-old Drum, Judge Ken Williams 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.

KOMO reports the judge told Drum's supporters to back off from the 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.

  • Crimesider Staff


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