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Man sentenced to 130 years in prison for shooting, robbing elderly woman

Florence McKay, 81,was held captive for 17 hours
Posted at 9:22 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 00:22:57-05

The man convicted of attacking an elderly woman in a southwest Bakersfield home invasion last year was sentenced on Tuesday.

Rayon Norwood was sentenced to 130 years in prison for his involvement in an attack on Florence McKay in July 2016. 

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Norwood was convicted on nine felony charges, including attempted murder, torture and first-degree robbery. Prosecutors said Asia Davis was also involved in the home invasion.

During the break-in, Norwood shot McKay, 81, in the leg as he and Davis ransacked her home. McKay was held captive for 17 hours and survived.

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Davis was also supposed to be sentenced on Tuesday, but her sentencing was pushed back to Dec. 5.

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