- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Two teens have been given prison sentences of more than 50 years after being found guilty of murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Elkhart man.

The Elkhart Truth (https://bit.ly/1CKVgEP ) reports 19-year-old Freddie Rhodes was sentenced Thursday to 58 years, while 17-year-old Deante Dalton received a 55-year sentence. A jury found the two guilty of felony murder June 22 in the death of Dre Tarrious Rodgers.

According to court documents, Rodgers was shot several times in September during a struggle over a handgun when he and the two defendants tried to rob a home.

Rhodes and Dalton were found responsible for his death under an Indiana law that allows someone to be charged with murder if a person dies while a felony is committed, even if they didn’t personally kill them.

Defense attorneys plan to appeal the case.


Information from: The Elkhart Truth, https://www.elkharttruth.com

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