Man sentenced to 10.5 years in fatal bank robbery

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson sentenced 24-year-old Demetrius Worley on Thursday in the May robbery of the State Bank of Lizton in Plainfield, 15 miles west of Indianapolis. FBI agents fatally shot 43-year-old William McKnight of Indianapolis after he refused to comply with an order to drop his weapon.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says FBI agents were following their vehicle before the bank robbery because the men were suspects in an Indianapolis bank robbery. Hogsett says $6,900 taken from the bank was found in a nearby neighborhood.

Worley was also ordered to serve five years of federally-supervised release after he is released.

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