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Man Sentenced To 63 Years For Murder And Robbery
Updated September 1, 2017 7:56 AM | Filed under: Crime
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From left to right: Dennis Webb, Johnny Moore, and Billie Jean Edison

(BLOOMINGTON) - A Bloomington man was sentenced to 63 years in the murder and robbery of 26-year-old Brittany Sater.

Dennis Dior told Monroe County Circuit Court Judge that he used an assault rifle to shoot Sater in the stomach during a robbery at her South Rogers Street duplex last year. He apologized for his actions.

Judge Teresa Harper sentenced 22-year-old Dior to 60 years in prison for murder, plus another three years for robbery. The sentences will be served consecutively. With good-time credit and time already served, he will be close to 70 years old before a potential release from prison.

Bloomington Police were called to a home in the 2300 block of South Rogers Street at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, August 28, 2016 after a report a woman had been shot.

When police arrived they found Sater had suffered a gunshot to the chest. She was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital in critical condition.

Sater died at 9:56 a.m. in a hospital room, nine hours after a high-velocity bullet from an SKS rifle destroyed her liver, causing her to bleed to death.

Sater was able to tell emergency crews while being transported to the hospital that two people, a male and female who she knew, had entered her home and shot her with a shotgun.

Also charged in the murder and robbery were 32-year-old Johnny Moore , of Indianapolis. Moore was found guilty of murder, burglary and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury in April. Moore admitted to being the driver in the shooting death. He was sentenced to 65 years for murder and 12 ears for burglary. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Bloomington Police claim Moore came to Bloomington last August to sell heroin, then ordered two others to commit a robbery that resulted in the shooting death of Sater.

Moore told police after his arrest that he only went to Sater's house to sell her 40 grams of heroin and did not plan or participate in the murder. Police say Moore ordered the robbery and waited in the car.

Police also arrested 43-year-old Billie Jean Edison, of Greenwood and Webb. Bloomington Police believe Webb was the one that pulled the trigger.

Edison testified against Moore during his jury trial.

Police say Edison, who knew Sater, knocked on the door and her and Webb entered. Webb told police he worked for Moore collecting drug money the day of the shooting.

Webb says Edison owed Moore money, but didn't have it. She told Moore they could get the money by robbing Sater.

Webb told admitted to shooting Sater, says during the robbery Sater had grabbed for his rifle. When she didn't get the rifle away from him, she ran to get her shotgun she kept in her bedroom closet.

After the shooting the two stole Sater's cellphone so she could not call for help. Police say Sater was able to drag herself to a neighbor's home to get help.

Edison who is also faces charges of murder, robbery and burglary is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on October 4th.

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