Jury sentences Kingsland man to 75 years for home invasion, attacking woman in bed

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:07
Daniel Clifton • River Cities Daily Tribune Staff

LLANO — A 50-year-old Kingsland man accused of breaking into a woman's home  and attacking her in bed received a 75-year sentence, officials said.

The victim, who was 62 at the time, fought back by biting the assailant, who then ran away.

Patrick Womble, who has a lengthy criminal history according to prosecutors, was handed a 75-year sentence during the two-day trial in 424th state District Judge Dan Mills' court.

"This case, however, is unique because it involved a burglary with an attempted rape," said District Attorney Sam Oatman March 27. "The victim was brave and fought back, saving herself from additional trauma."

In addition to the conviction on a charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony, Womble will have to register as a sex offender for life if he is paroled, said prosecutor Stacy Street.

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