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Man is convicted of beating and robbing a woman in Mercer County

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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A man who assaulted a woman in Mercer County and then robbed from her entered a plea on Wednesday..

Patrick Wayne Earnest pleaded guilty to first degree robbery and malicious assault. According to the indictment, he maliciously beat a woman in the head and face with an object and took items from her home.

Earnest was initially charged with attempted murder. His sentencing is set for January,.

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