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Last of 5 convicted in fatal house explosion sentenced to 3 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WISH) – A man who was among five people convicted in a deadly Indianapolis house explosion was sentenced to three years.

Glenn Hults faced between six months and three years in prison before his sentencing Wednesday in Marion County. He was sentenced to three years: 1 1/2 years at DOC or jail, six months work release and one year of probation.

The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal in the November 2012 house explosion that killed a couple who lived next door and damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes. Prosecutors say Hults and others plotted to destroy the house to claim $300,000 in insurance money.

The four other defendants have already been sentenced. The owner of the home destroyed by the blast, 51-year-old Monserrate Shirley, was sentenced last week to 50 years in prison.

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