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Man sentenced after beating 86-year-old outside hospital

Craig Phelps, from Hamilton County. Craig Phelps, from Hamilton County.
Paul Browning, 86, was beaten for his wallet outside the hospital.  (Photo: Facebook/One of the family members) Paul Browning, 86, was beaten for his wallet outside the hospital. (Photo: Facebook/One of the family members)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The man accused of beating an 86-year-old then stealing his wallet outside of Good Samaritan Hospital was sentenced Thursday.

Craig Phelps was sentenced to nine years in jail for the attack on 86-year-old Paul Browning as he exited the hospital in August. Browning had been visiting his wife, who was recovering from surgery.

Phelps pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and felonious assault on Feb. 12. 

Left bloody and swollen, The World War II vet had to recover in the same hospital in which he had been a visitor just minutes earlier.

Phelps fled after the attack but was apprehended later in the evening while breaking into a car in the hospital parking garage, officials said.

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