Indiana man gets 20 years for beating, robbing WWII veteran


By: Associated Press

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the home invasion beating of a 94-year-old World War II veteran.

WRTV reports 27-year-old Justin Lawson was also sentenced Friday to two years of house arrest. He pleaded guilty in April to robbery and burglary in the Oct. 9 attack on Herschel “Bud” Moore in his Hamilton County home about 20 miles north of Indianapolis.

Authorities say Lawson and 26-year-old Joseph Lowe broke into Moore’s Arcadia home, tied him up, beat him and stole a large sum of money.

Lowe also pleaded guilty and was sentenced last month to 25 years in prison.

Moore is a Purple Heart recipient who was shot in both kneecaps and held prisoner in France during World War II.