- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) - A 35-year-old Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for using a shotgun to kill another Indianapolis man in Henry County.

Edward Thompson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Zackery Soots. On Thursday, a judge ordered a 45-year prison sentence with eight years suspended for Thompson, followed by eight years of probation.

Thompson shot Soots three times with a shotgun last February and then threw his body off a bridge. Soot’s body was found April 13 in in Montgomery Creek in western Henry County.

The (Muncie) Star Press (https://tspne.ws/1H2PWdR ) reports Thompson told the victim’s family Thursday that he prays they eventually will forgive him.

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Information from: The Star Press, https://www.thestarpress.com

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