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By Matt Kibbe
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Topic - Tyran Mcelrath
A D.C. teen was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for beating an 81-year-old woman whose home he burglarized.
A teen arrested in the beating of an 81-year-old Northwest Washington woman was ordered held without bond at his preliminary hearing Monday.
D.C. police are searching for a man who assaulted an 81-year-old woman during a burglary in Northwest D.C. Wednesday.
After Mr. McElrath was arrested at his home in Southeast Washington, he told police in an interview that he felt sorry for the woman, stating, "Y'all got me" and "That lady could've been my grandmother," court records state.
Sources at the District's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly said Mr. McElrath was a ward of the District.