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CONWAY - An Horry County man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of robbing and tying up an 81-year-old woman with the belt of her robe after threatening her with a stun gun.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Herbert Causey was eligible for a life sentence without parole on his first-degree burglary charge because he was convicted in 1995 of assault and battery with intent to kill and sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

Authorities say Causey went to a former neighbor's home in January and told her she had some of his mail, then forced his way inside.

Investigators say he threatened the woman with a stun gun, tied her up with her robe belt and took $300.

Causey was also convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery.

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