Man sentenced in robbery beating

Niles, Ohio (WKBN) – A Niles man will serve 13 years in prison for beating up an elderly woman during a robbery.

Anthony A. Howe, 19, of Niles, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges after a robbery at the home of Linda Spano, 65, of Niles.

According to police, Howe broke into Spano’s North Butler Avenue home in December. Spano confronted Howe with a gun in the kitchen of the house. Howe grabbed the gun and punched Spano several times, breaking a bone in her face. Spano also suffered other injuries from the beating.

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