Man Sentenced for Beating 92-Year-Old in Home Invasion

The sentence includes a decade of probation

A Springfield, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to serve up to 25 years behind bars for beating a 92-year-old man during a home invasion.

Patrick Donovan was sentenced on Tuesday in Springfield after pleading guilty to more than a dozen charges, including home invasion, armed burglary, and armed assault with intent to rob a person over 60.

The sentence includes a decade of probation.

Prosecutors say the victim was attacked in November 2014 in his kitchen and suffered a fractured jaw, a concussion and injuries to the larynx. Donovan also threatened the victim's 82-year-old wife.

Defense lawyer Nicholas Horgan had asked for a 10-year sentence, saying Donovan had multiple drug addictions at the time.

Donovan apologized in court saying he wishes he "could take it back." 

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