Louisa teen sentenced to 128 years in prison for deadly home invasion

Louisa teen sentenced to 128 years in prison for deadly home invasion
Authorities on the scene of a fatal home invasion in Louisa County. (Source: WVIR)

LOUISA Co., Va. (WWBT) - A Louisa County teen was sentenced to 128 years in prison for a deadly home invasion and robbery that happened in Nov. 2019.

Cameryn Dickerson was tried as an adult and pleaded guilty to murder, robbery, felony wounding, burglary and other firearm charges in August.

Police say Dickerson - who was 16 at the time - shot 82-year-old Roger Payne Jr. and 73-year-old Nancy Payne, and then took off with their car in Gordonsville. Roger was killed.

According to the prosecutor, the teen lived next door to the couple and visited them frequently in the days leading up to the home invasion. The day before, he visited twice, saying his girlfriend was missing. He later came back, armed, to say she was found.

The teen then allegedly told the elderly couple get dressed, took all the phones from the house, and brought them to nearby train tracks, where he shot them.

Roger was shot in the face; Nancy put her hands up, which resulted in injuries to her hands and throat. Prosecutors believe that she survived by playing dead.

The teenager allegedly used a sawed-off shotgun in the crime.

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