Man gets 22 years for attack on elderly man outside bank

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PHOENIX -- A man who assaulted and robbed a 90-year-old man outside a Phoenix bank will spend more than 20 years in prison.

Seymour Sendrow was attacked after withdrawing about $20,000 in cash from a Chase Bank at Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue in December 2010.

Police said Sendrow and his wife, Pearl, had gone to get money to give employees at their care facility as a Christmas bonus.

As the couple left with the money, Eduardo Pimentel grabbed the cash and Sendrow was thrown to the ground.

Twin brothers headed to work witnessed the incident and chased down the suspects. They were able to grab the bag of money from the suspects.

Sendrow suffered a severe concussion and a broken hip and died nearly two months later. Pearl died a few days later.

In March, Pimentel pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal.

Judge Cynthia Bailey sentenced Pimentel to 22 years in prison on Wednesday.