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Plea deal for suspect in 94-year-old veteran beating

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — The second of two men accused of brutally beating a 94-year-old World War II veteran has reached a plea deal.

Justin Lawson was in Hamilton County court Friday where the deal was accepted.

He will now be sentenced on June 19.

Lawson was facing charges of burglary with a deadly weapon, robbery resulting in bodily injury, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, intimidation, strangulation, battery, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and theft.

Lawson, along Joseph Lowe, was accused in the beating of WWII vet Bud Moore.

Lowe reached a plea deal on Wednesday. He will be sentenced on May 27.

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