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Grand Rapids-area man found guilty in attack on elderly woman

5:33 PM, Feb 11, 2010   |    comments
Randall Lachniet
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 (WZZM) A jury has found a Grandville man guilty of robbing and beating an elderly woman.

46-year old Randy Lachniet faced seven charges, including torture and armed robbery, and was found guilty on all of them.

Lest September, investigators say Lachniet broke into 80-year old Betty Ootserhouse's home, held her at knife point and beat her until she gave him her bank card. Police sat Lachniet stole Oosterhouse's car and then crashed it during a police chase.

Lachniet faces up to life in prison when a judge sentences him next month.

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