Man sentenced after violent purse snatching

A man learns his punishment for a violent purse snatching last year.

The State Journal reports 24-year-old John Hawkins was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Hawkins approached 64-year-old Brenda Patrick outside the Frankfort Steak and Shake, in August, pushed her down and stole her purse.

Patrick suffered a broken shoulder in the incident.

She and her family were in court for Friday's sentencing.

The paper reports Hawkins cried while apologizing to her for the crime.

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