Indiana man gets 125 years in mentor’s killing

Marzono Shelly (WSBT photo)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been sentenced to 125 years in prison for killing a man who mentored him as a child.

WSBT-TV reports that Marzano Shelly, of Michigan City, was sentenced Thursday in the January 2012 shooting death of 73-year-old Charles Harper.

He was sentenced to 95 years for his conviction in Harper’s murder and 30 years for being a habitual offender.

Harper was a military veteran who had reached out to Shelly when he was a child growing up in Gary.

Court documents show that Shelly, who’s in his mid-30s, had only been out of prison for 30 days when he ran into Harper and killed him a few days later.

Information from: WSBT-TV

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