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LOCKPORT – A man who used a cast on his arm to beat his victim during an Aug. 28 robbery was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Kenneth L. Graham II, 26, of Lafayette Avenue, Niagara Falls, had pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the incident that left the victim with four cracked ribs. The victim said he was robbed of $2,000 in cash by two men, and ran up more than $1,800 in hospital bills after the mugging at 19th Street and Ashland Avenue.

Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said Graham was highly intoxicated and under the influence of numerous drugs at the time.

Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said a man believed to be the second assailant was arrested a few days ago and is expected to appear in County Court soon.