WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an 86-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife.

WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/1sVyboZ ) reports that Paul Browning was outside Good Samaritan Hospital when the attack happened Sunday. He was there visiting his wife, who is recovering from a stroke.

Family members say Browning was left bruised and swollen, and was expected to be hospitalized a few days.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Craig Phelps. He’s charged with cocaine possession, felony robbery, possession of drug instruments and damaging property.

He’s being held in jail until his next court appearance Sept. 10. No attorney was listed for him.

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Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com

 

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