Man sentenced to 65 years in prison for woman's burning death
Terry Rutledge gets 65-year sentence
Last Updated: 129 days ago
DELAWARE COUNTY.Ind. - A Delaware County man was sentenced Monday to 65 years in prison for the murder of 40-year-old Tonia Ingram.
Terry Rutledge, 25, burned Ingram's body in an effort to destroy evidence of her death in December 2011.
Regina Nicole Miller, 37, and Antowyn Warren, 34, were also arrested in connection with the crime on charges of obstruction of justice and assisting a criminal.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Rutledge admitted to placing his hand over Ingram's nose until she stopped breathing and moving.
Miller admitted to helping dispose of Ingram's body and told police that she saw Rutledge pour gas on the victim and set her body on fire, court documents revealed.
Prosecutors said a lovers' triangle was the motive behind the murder. Miller and Warren will also stand trial.
Rutledge will also stand trial in March for allegedly beating up two women and stealing their cellphones a few months before the murder.
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