TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to 81 years in prison for attacking a 98-year-old woman in her Rodgers Forge home.
Paul Earnest Howard Jr. was convicted in April of assault, burglary, theft and false imprisonment. He was sentenced Friday in Baltimore County Circuit Court.READ MORE: Parents: Don't throw away this IRS letter
Prosecutors say on April 26, 2014, Howard went to the woman’s home and said he noticed a problem with her roof.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Potential Nor'Easter, Bomb Cyclone Could Bring Snow This Weekend
Authorities say Howard threw the woman to the ground, breaking her hip, and stole cash and blank checks from her.MORE NEWS: Tributes Pouring In For 3 Baltimore Firefighters Killed In Partial Building Collapse
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