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Man pleads guilty to robbing disabled woman’s lottery money

March 10, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a disabled woman and stealing her lottery winnings is headed to prison.

The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1QJ3oKM ) 29-year-old Sayed McKenzie was sentenced Wednesday in Worcester Superior Court to 10 to 12 years in state prison.

He pleaded guilty to charges of armed robbery while masked and assault and battery on a disabled person.

Prosecutors say McKenzie and an accomplice followed then-48-year-old Grace Carmody and her mother home on Feb. 26, 2014 after the victim was seen cashing in a $400 lottery ticket at a gas station.

Prosecutors say McKenzie pushed Carmody down, threatened to shoot her and stole her lottery winnings. Carmody has cerebral palsy.

McKenzie was ordered to pay $400 in restitution to Carmody.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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