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Teen Sentenced 60 Years For Murder

Last updated on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

(NASHVILLE, IN) -17-year-old Bennie Reed was sentenced for 60 years in prison yesterday.

During a trial for the killing of an 84-year-old Brown County man this past November, Reed was sentenced 50 years in prison for the murder of Richard Voland and 10 years for aggravated battery of Richard Voland's wife Mary Voland.

The sentences will be served consecutively and was given credit for the 229 days he has already spent in jail and was ordered to pay $11,329 in restitution to Mary Voland.

Bennie Reed was 16 years old at the time of the murder.

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Bennie Reed's 13-year-old brother, Blade Reed, is set to be tried as an adult for the murder of the Richard Voland in July.

Blade will be tried as an adult for the charges of murder, a felony and attempted robbery resulting in bodily injury, a Class B felony.

The remaining charges will remain in the juvenile system including conspiracy to commit murder, a Class A felony; attempted murder, a Class A felony; aggravated battery, a Class B felony; battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony; burglary, a Class B felony; and two counts of theft, a Class D felony.

Bennie and Blade Reed committed the November murder together during an attempted robbery.

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