Murder Suspect Travis Lane Sentenced on Other Charges
The man suspected in the murder of a Hannibal woman was sentenced to prison on other charges Friday.
In a press release from Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, he announced that 50 year old Travis Lane was sentenced in St. Charles County Circuit Court to 21 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on charges of burglary and cocaine possession.
Lane also faces charges in the beating death of Jennie Jo Blankenship. That case is on hold after the judge in the case granted a defense motion to suppress Lane’s confession to the beating. The motion stated that the confession was given after Lane asked to have a lawyer present.
Clayton says Lane’s murder trial has been continued to reevaluate all the state’s options. Clayton also said that since Lane is in poor health, he likely will spend the rest of his life in prison on the other charges, noting that Lane will likely serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.