A Kewanee, Illinois man will spend at least the next 18 years in prison for his role in an attack on an elderly victim.
In November of 2014 police got a call from a concerned resident because her elderly neighbor’s garage door was open and his lights were still on. When officers arrived they heard the victim calling for help from inside.
Police entered the home and found the 79-year-old man suffering from multiple stabbing and cutting wounds. He was eventually flown to Peoria for treatment.
Despite his injuries the victim was able to provide a description of the two people who attacked him. A few days later officers arrested two teens matching those descriptions.
Denzel Davenport, 17-years-old at the time of the attack, now 19, was found guilty by a Henry County judge after a bench trial in April of attempted murder, home invasion with injury, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated battery to someone over the age of 60, aggravated battery with injury, and theft of less than $500.
On Thursday Davenport was sentenced to 22 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He will have to serve at least 85% of that sentence.