A 12 year old boy was tried as an adult and sentenced to 25 years in prison after following a 15 year old boy and helping him kill the 15 year old’s stepdad
“A 12-year-old Kosciusko County boy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the killing of the stepfather of one of his friends.
Today a judge sentenced Paul Gingerich to 30 years with the last five to be served on probation.
Back on April 20th of last year, Colt Lundy and Gingerich shot Phillip Danner, 49, in his home in Cromwell. Danner was shot four times and died in the home. Danner is Lundy’s stepfather.
During the setencing hearing Tuesday Gingerich said, “”I’m sorry for what happened to Mr. Danner. I’m sorry for what the family had to go through. I did wrong and I’m ready to [take responsibility] for my actions.””
It was also recommended that Gingerich take part in the Youth Incarcerated as an Adult program at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. That is the same place Lundy currently is, according to Gingerich’s attorney William Cohen.
Gingerich will also get credit for at least 250 days he’s already been in jail. Cohen argued Gingerich should get credit for 258 days, saying Gingerich was detained in Illinois on April 21. Prosecutor Steven Hearn said Gingerich was detained, but wasn’t technically arrested until April 29.”