- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend could face life in prison if he’s convicted in her killing.

Warrick County Prosecutor Mike Perry said Tuesday that if 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan is convicted in Halee Rathgeber’s murder prosecutors would then have to prove to jurors that he allegedly robbed or tried to rob the 20-year-old when she was slain.

Jurors could then recommend life in prison without parole for Hagan based on that aggravating circumstance.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/2rqn64T ) Hagan faces a felony murder charge alleging he killed Rathgeber while robbing the University of Southern Indiana student of her wallet and other items.

Rathgeber was found dead in April from a gunshot to the head near a rural sports complex about 15 miles from Evansville.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com

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