70 Years For Burglar Who Seriously Injured An Elderly Woman

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

70 Years For Burglar Who Seriously Injured An Elderly Woman

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 70 years today for his role in a March robbery that left a woman so injured that one of her eyes had to be removed.

Zachery Doan pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of burglary and robbery. According to court documents, Doan forced his way into the home and began beating her with closed fists. He struck her head and throat several times, then stole her purse.

The woman's daughter told police that one of her mother's eyes would have to be removed and the other had a detached retina. It is unknown if she will ever regain her eyesight.

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