By MARLO BARNHART
Pleading guilty to armed robbery, two Hagerstown men were sentenced Thursday to prison for an attack the victim says was "gay bashing.''
Michael Lynn Cordell, 30, was sentenced to six years and Terry Lee Peterson, 39, got 10 years in prison. Both sentences were levied by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell.
"This was a very serious case,'' McDowell said, believing the attack will affect the victim "the rest of his life.''
Deputy State's Attorney Charles Strong said the April 6 incident occurred at 5 Winter St., where the victim, Edward Holtsclaw, heard a noise around 10:30 p.m. while he was watching television.