VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A judged has sentenced an Edgar County, Illinois man for his part in the robbery of a disabled Vietnam War veteran.
Judge John Roach sentenced Dereck Worthington to 25 years in prison.
In late March, he entered a guilty plea to robbery resulting in bodily injury.
He testified that his co-defendant, Jon Marshall, owed him money.
That is when they allegedly planned to rob Marshall's step-father.
During the robbery, they allegedly cut the line to the victim's oxygen tank and taped him to a char.
It took him several hours to work himself free.
The victim agreed to the plea agreement to avoid trial.
Charges of attempted murder and criminal confinement were dropped.