INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to the gruesome murdersof his mother and grandparents will spend the rest of his life injail.
Kenneth Allen Jr.was sentenced Friday, almost five years to theday the bodies were first discovered buried in concrete beneath thebasement of the victim's home.
It was February 8th 2005 that the dismembered remains of 3people were found in the basement of an eastside Indianapolis homeat 1958 North Linwood Avenue. Police say Kenneth Allen Jr., stabbedhis mom Sharon Allen, bludgeoned his grandfather Lee Bradley with ahammer, and choked his grandmother Betty Bradley with a plasticbag.
"I never met a person with a more evil mind, said KennethAllen's great uncle Ralph Bradley.”
Bradley's brother was killed by Allen. Outside of the MarionCounty courtroom where Allen was sentenced today, Bradley said hewas relieved it's over.
"I hope that every night when he goes to sleep is the last thinghe thinks about is the sacrifice his loving mother made as hestabbed her to death," he said.
Prosecutors say Allen's motive was money. A gambling addict,they say Allen wanted to get his hands on his grandparents$200-thousand dollars in savings.
Ron Bradley's father was killed by Allen. He is also Allen'suncle. "It's hard to look the devil in the eye and understand whyhe does what he does," he said.
Prosecutor's say Allen's childhood and a history of mentalproblems made it impossible to get the death penalty. So a pleaagreement was worked out. Thirty-four year old Allen was sentencedto life in prison without parole plus 130 years. Allen's 23 yearold sister Kari who was a co-defendant in the case, pleaded guiltyto three counts of conspiracy. She was Allen's "lookout" during themurders. She will be sentenced on March 12th. She faces up to 150years in prison.
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