ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the fatal shooting of an 81-year-old woman during a break-in at her rural northern Indiana home.
A Fulton County judge ordered the sentence Monday for 25-year-old Roy Bell for the November 2011 attack on Wilma Upsall at the home near Rochester she shared with her daughter and son-in-law.
The judge convicted Bell of murder charges after a bench trial last month.
Tim Howard tells WNDU-TV he's satisfied with the sentence in his mother's death and he believes Bell and the two other men charged in the attack waited for his sister and brother-in-law to leave before breaking into the house.
Bell's sister told the judge she blamed drugs he had taken that day for the attack.
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A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 shut down lanes Wednesday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office asked that drivers use caution Wednesday morning as black ice was reported on some bridges in the county.