BEDFORD COUNTY, Va.—New details in the case of Bob Terry.
He's the 80-year-old store owner in Moneta who was brutally attacked at his country store last October.
Jason Shell, the man arrested for assaulting Terry, was in court Monday.
During his hearing at the Bedford Courthouse, witnesses said Terry's beating was a premeditated crime that Shell openly admitted to carrying out the crime.
Shell was in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.
Three different witnesses got on the stand and said Shell admitted to them that he robbed and beat Bob Terry.
Two of those witnesses said Shell threatened to kill them if they ratted him out to the sheriff's office.
According to their testimony, Shell claimed that he only hit Terry once and that he didn't beat him very hard.
Terry himself took the stand and told a different story.
He said he was locking up his store on Dickerson Mill Road last October when a man appeared from behind a dumpster and jumped him.
Terry said the man hit him repeatedly and demanded money.
Terry tried to reach for a handgun that was in his jacket, but the attacker took it away from him.
He blacked out, but later got up and walked to a neighbor's house.
Prosecutors say Shell planned to rob Terry several days before the attack actually happened.
"I think it's about as premeditated as you can get. If you evaluate the evidence that went before the judge today, the accused thought about it, asked questions about it, and then carried it out," saidj Randy Krantz, Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney.
Another piece of information that came out today was related to the gun Shell allegedly stole from Terry.
Shell's girlfriend testified that he sold it at a Roanoke fast food restaurant just a few days after the robbery.
Shell's case will now go to a grand jury.
They'll consider his charges in March and decide whether the case should move on to trial.