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Quadruple murderer gets 4 life sentences, plus 20 years

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  The man accused of killing four people in 2014 was sentenced Friday as part of a plea agreement.

Kenneth Rackemann was sentence to four consecutive life sentences without parole, for his role in a February 2014 quadruple murder at a home in the 3400 block of South Parker Avenue.

In February, Rackemann pleaded guilty to the murders of Walter Burnell, Jacob Rodemich, Kristy Sanchez and Hayley Navarro. He avoided the death penalty that the prosecutors were seeking by taking the plea agreement.

Rackemann and three others were charged in the case. Police believe they worked together to rob Burnell. The robbery turned deadly and the four victims were killed.

“Kenneth Rackemann will spend the rest of his life in prison under this sentence,” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said after the plea was accepted by the court in February. “Whether achieved by jury verdict or admission of guilt, holding a criminal responsible for his or her actions is the justice we seek for every crime victim in Marion County, just as Rackemann has been held accountable for these homicides.”

Anthony LaRussa and Valencia Williams are still awaiting trial for their part in the crime. The third suspect, Samantha Bradley, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. She is awaiting sentencing.

To hear more of the sentence click on the video.

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