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Valdosta man receives life in prison

April 3, 2007

Valdosta - A Valdosta man gets life in prison for brutally beating and robbing an elderly woman.

22-year-old Brent McNeal forced his way into Mary Dewar's Valdosta home last April.

He severely beat her and dragged her around her home as he robbed her.

Dewar was 88-years-old.

Tuesday, he was convicted of aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and kidnapping.

He received life in prison for kidnapping and 20 years for each additional charge.

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