ANGOLA, Ind. - A man who fled to his native Bangladesh more than two decades ago after being charged in connection with the death of a romantic rival has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
A Steuben County judge sentenced 47-year-old Mahfuz Huq on Monday. Huq pleaded guilty in November to voluntary manslaughter in the Aug. 9, 1989, fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Todd Kelley at the victim's home in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.
After Kelley's slaying, Huq left the country and lived in Bangladesh, where authorities were unable to reach him due to extradition laws. He was arrested while making a trip to India in February 2011 and was extradited to Steuben County five months later.
Huq expressed remorse and cried before a packed courtroom in Angola.