Man gets 60 years in prison for roommate’s death

Ryan A. Klug arrives at Bartholomew County Courthouse for sentencing in the death of Adaobi Obih Thursday May 22, 2014. (Photo Provided/WISH/The Republic-Joe Harpring)
Ryan A. Klug arrives at Bartholomew County Courthouse for sentencing in the death of Adaobi Obih Thursday May 22, 2014. (Photo Provided/WISH/The Republic-Joe Harpring)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who says a television message told him to kill his roommate has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the woman’s death.

A Bartholomew County judge ordered the sentence Thursday for 37-year-old Ryan Klug. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill last month to murder charges for the November death of 26-year-old Adaobi Obih in the Columbus apartment they shared.

The Republic reports Judge Stephen Heimann described Klug’s actions in choking, stabbing and slashing Obih’s throat as a butchering.

Klug said he intended to appeal the sentence.

Klug told a psychiatrist that television voices told him to kill Obih, who was an engineer at Cummins Inc.

Her friends say Obih was sharing the two-bedroom apartment with Klug to save on expenses.

blog comments powered by Disqus