Walking into the courtroom wearing a blue blazer and khakis Billy Blankenship didn’t fit the stereotype of a bank robber.
However, on Monday that is why he was in Campbell County Criminal Court. In July 2009, he held up the Jellico branch of First Volunteer Bank. Taking the stand to testify at his sentencing hearing, Blankenship admitted his crimes. “First of all are you guilty,” his attorney, Michael Hatmaker asked him.
“Yes I am,” Blankenship said shifting in the witness chair.