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Man gets 10 years in attack near Linthicum light rail

Thursday - 6/23/2011, 6:22am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A man charged in a February attack on a man walking near the Linthicum light rail station has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

An Anne Arundel County judge on Wednesday also ordered that 19-year-old Dana Patrick West not be found anywhere within a mile of any light rail station anywhere in the state while on five years' probation after his release.

Prosecutors say West and his 15-year-old brother beat a 59-year-old man walking along the Baltimore-Annapolis trail so severely that the man suffered a broken nose, eye socket and cheekbone, three broken vertebrae and a fractured rib.

The attack generated calls to shut down the Linthicum light rail station, but officials never learned whether the two teenagers used the light rail to get to Linthicum.


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