SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> A Springfield man has been sentenced to serve 18 to 25 years behind bars after admitting to charges that he broke into a home in November, beat a 92-year-old man and threatened his 82-year-old wife.
Patrick Donovan was sentenced on Tuesday in Springfield after pleading guilty to more than a dozen charges, including home invasion, armed burglary, and armed assault with intent to rob a person over 60.
The sentence includes a decade of probation.
Prosecutors say the elderly man was attacked in his kitchen and suffered injuries, including a fractured jaw, concussion and injuries to the larynx.
Defense lawyer Nicholas Horgan had asked for a 10-year sentence, saying Donovan had multiple drug addictions at the time.
Donovan apologized in court saying he wishes he "could take it back."