Richard Fouts gets 105-year sentence in killing of 84-year-old grandfather William Hartlep
Prosecutors: Man slashed grandfather's throat
Last Updated: 74 days ago
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty in the fatal stabbing of his disabled 84-year-old grandfather has been sentenced to 105 years in prison.
Richard Fouts, 39, was sentenced Monday in Tippecanoe Circuit Court in the killing of William Hartlep in October 2011.
Fouts had pleaded guilty to murder, burglary and habitual offender charges in the slaying.
Police said Fouts tied up his grandfather with duct tape in his Lafayette home, slashed his throat with a knife and strangled him with an extension cord because Hartlep had no money to give him.
The Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/XQ7XY2 ) three relatives testified Monday about their disbelief and anger over the killing of Hartlep, a World War II veteran who got around on a motorized scooter and regularly waved to neighbors from his front porch.
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