Indiana man gets 190 years for ‘execution-style’ killings

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Prosecutors alleged that Richards shot the victims execution-style, lining up the victims and firing 15 shots, all fired to the head.

Richards told the court he plans to appeal his sentence.

Investigators have said the slayings resulted from a robbery.

Artavius Richards is pictured in this police handout photo.

A jury found Richards, of Fort Wayne, guilty last month. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Prosecutors agreed to drop three murder charges. Also Monday, 19-year-old co-defendant Darrell L. He faces no more than 20 years when he’s sentenced April 10. McDaniel agreed to plead guilty to robbery.


He also got a 10-year term for a handgun enhancement.
— A judge has sentenced an Indiana man to 190 years in prison following his convictions on three counts of murder. FORT WAYNE, Ind.

WANE-TV reports 20-year-old Artavius Richards was sentenced Monday to 60 years each in the Feb. 24, 2016, shooting deaths of 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab.

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