JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - On Thursday, a judge sentenced 29-year-old Terry McCall, of Westwego, to 15 years in prison for his role in an October home invasion in Metairie where a woman was severely beaten.
On Oct. 14, 2015, three men posed as repairmen and forced their way into the home on Bissonet. Two of them beat and kicked the 62-year-old woman who answered the door and stole money from the three residents there.
According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney, McCall did not participate in the beating. Instead, he went upstairs with the woman's roommate and tried to console her.
A third roommate hid in a closet and called 911. When deputies arrived, they found McCall hiding under an upstairs bed.
McCall pleaded guilty as charged to aggravated burglary and was sentenced as part of a negotiated plea agreement.
A news release from the District Attorney said the beating victim's son testified in court. He described his mother's physical disabilities and said, "when y'all began to punch her, she couldn't defend herself."
McCall apologized to his victim, saying "if I could take it back, I would take it back."
The woman responded, "God bless you, baby."
The DA's office said outside the court, the victim's and McCall's families hugged and prayed.
Two other men, Ronald Bowman and Allen Narcisse are awaiting trial on charges related to the break-in and attack.