- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A 34-year-old man who pleaded guilty to murder and arson that killed a 6-year-old girl in a house fire outside Lafayette has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

The Journal & Courier reports (https://on.jconline.com/1zfx9vF) Ryan Moynagh was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last month under a plea agreement that carried a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison. Moynagh could have been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole if the case had gone to trial.

Six-year-old Katelyn Sue Lane died in the fire last November. Moynagh shared the house with a friend of the girl’s mother who was babysitting her.

Katelyn’s mother, Mindy Kirby, testified that not a day goes by where she feels normal since her daughter died.


Information from: Journal and Courier, https://www.jconline.com

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