NOVATO -- A Petaluma woman who compelled her daughter to rob a Novato marijuana grower at gunpoint was sentenced to state prison Wednesday along with the daughter, who ended up with an even longer sentence.
Keren Anne Blake, 40, received an eight-year term for the costumed home-invasion robbery last Halloween morning. Her daughter, Teresa Gollihugh, 21, of Santa Rosa, received a nine-year term because she was the one who held the gun to the victim's head.
At the sentencing hearing, Deputy District Attorney Geoff Iida recited text messages between the two women that showed them plotting the robbery in advance. The victim was David Randolph, Blake's former boyfriend.
"i really think that dave lives alone has several pounds a week n it aint gonna hurt him 2 loose all he has right this min he will bounce back quickly lol," Blake texted her daughter. "n if i have couple guys with masks he cant idintify it will b fine n i wont let him get hurt just held 4 couple min."
The caper occurred at about 2 a.m. Oct. 31 at Randolph's home on Center Road in Novato. At Blake's urging, Gollihugh, who was enlisted in the Coast Guard, got a gun from her boyfriend and persuaded a third woman, Mollie Anna Blumberg, to participate in the scheme.