- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man who helped another man rob a 76-year-old woman at Omaha’s St. Cecilia Cathedral has been given six to eight years in prison.

Online court records say 21-year-old Larry Leggett was sentenced Wednesday. He’d pleaded no contest to robbery. The judge credited him with 439 days already served.

Surveillance video of the Aug. 16, 2015, crime shows the woman was reading the parish newsletter at the cathedral entrance when two men approached her. One stole her purse and the other punched her in the head, causing the woman to hit her head against the side of a table as she fell.

Leggett’s accomplice, 24-year-old Wayman Clark, last month was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison for robbery and assault.

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