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Man sentenced for beating that cost woman an eye

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a beating last summer that cost a Madison woman her left eye.

Twenty-seven-year-old Vernon Womble continues to maintain that the woman fell and struck her head after he pushed her, and that he did not beat and kick her.

But Judge Stephen Ehlke said that regardless of how it happened, Womble caused a “great harm.”

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Womble also received five years of extended supervision.

The woman told police that she had told Womble to leave, and that he started punching and kicking her. In court, the woman said she has tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Womble apologized to the woman, saying he “never meant for what happened to happen.”

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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