Church mugger sentenced to prison

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WOWT – OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A man convicted of a brutal mugging inside an Omaha, Nebraska church is headed to prison.

Wayman Clark has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison Wednesday and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine in connection with the 2015 incident.

Surveillance video inside St. Cecilia Cathedral showed a 76-year-old woman walk in to pick up a pamphlet when two men came up behind her. Larry Leggett grabbed her purse and Wayman Clark punched her in the head, knocking her to the floor and causing a gash when she hit a table as she fell.

In court Wednesday, Clark made a statement as well. " I made a mistake," said Clark. "I panicked at the time. I'm not that type of person. I'm mad at myself. I'm sorry."

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