Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Indiana Businessman’s Killing

(JEFFERSONVILLE) — A man who pleaded guilty in the slaying of southern Indiana businessman during a robbery has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Antonio J. McRae

The News and Tribune reports 36-year-old Antonio J. McRae learned his sentence Thursday in a Clark County courtroom. A plea agreement called for a term of 45-65 years in prison.

Praful Patel

McRae was arrested in December in connection with the fatal October shooting of 49-year-old Praful Patel. McRae had told reporters he had planned to rob Patel but not to kill him.

Patel was killed while working at the Stop N Go convenience store that he and his wife owned in Jeffersonville.

McRae’s attorney, Dave Mosley, has said McRae is remorseful and “feels horrible for Mr. Patel’s family.”

Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com

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