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LOCKPORT – A man who attacked his 83-year-old grandmother in what his attorney said was a methamphetamine-triggered assault was sentenced Thursday to one to three years in prison.

Daniel J. Regan said his meth use, which began last October, has damaged his mind. “I lost most of my memories. My reading is down to a fifth-grade level,” he told State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Regan, 24, of Locust Street Extension, had pleaded guilty last month to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault. Assistant Public Defender Michael E. Benedict said Regan had been using meth for three days running before he attacked the elderly woman who had taken Regan in when he was 5 years old. The woman was punched and kicked in the head.

Kloch issued a restraining order barring Regan from having any contact with his grandmother for eight years.