MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been sentenced to 125 years in prison for killing a man who mentored him as a child.
WSBT-TV reports that Marzano Shelly of Michigan City was sentenced Thursday in the January 2012 shooting death of 73-year-old Charles Harper.
He was sentenced to 95 years for his conviction in Harper’s murder and 30 years for being a habitual offender.
Harper was a military veteran who had reached out to Shelly when he was a child growing up in Gary.
Court documents show that Shelly, who’s in his mid-30s, had only been out of prison for 30 days when he ran into Harper and killed him a few days later.