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Washington Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Beating Grandmother

A Daviess County Judge sentenced a Washington man to 20-years in prison Tuesday for hitting his 80-year-old grandmother with a rock in September of last year.

The Washington Times-Herald reports 34-year-old Christopher Archer received the sentence after pleading guilty to a charge of Aggravated Battery.

Four other counts including theft and battery with a deadly weapon were dismissed.

Archer told the court he was high on methamphetamine at the time he hit 80-year-old Oneda Cornelius, whom he was living with at the time.

He then took Cornelius’ car and purse.

Authorities say Cornelius was seriously injured in the attack and remains in a nursing home.