FORT WORTH A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for robbing two elderly women in their homes last year and to two 20-year terms for two house burglaries last year.
During his sentencing hearing Friday, Erik White admitted to state District Judge Mollee Westfall that he had committed many other burglaries and shoplifted daily. White testified that he often targeted elderly people, especially ones with nice cars with handicap placards, the Tarrant County district attorney's office waid in a news release.
White's first life sentence was in the case of a 94-year-old Benbrook woman who was beaten during the robbery of her house.
He and co-defendants Dvonte Dmarr Chadwick, 18, and James Edward Burns, 20, admitted attacking the woman about 9 a.m. June 11, 2013, as she took garbage to the curb in the 4000 block of Winding Way. They said they targeted her after spotting a walker in her garage, the news release said.
Wearing masks and gloves, they dragged her back into her house, hit her when she resisted, bound her with duct tape and left her on the floor as they ransacked the house for about a half-hour.
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