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Man Sentenced To 65 Years For Murder
Updated December 10, 2013 11:15 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(JEFFERSONVILLE) - A southern Indiana man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman who he claimed had scammed him out of $20,000 with a false relationship.

A Clark County judge ordered the maximum sentence for murder Monday against 44-year-old Ronald Shewmaker of Corydon, calling the shooting death of 32-year-old Lisa McQuirt "an act of cowardice."

Jurors rejected Shewmaker's claims of self-defense in convicting him last month for the February shooting at McQuirt's Clarksville home.

The News and Tribune reports Shewmaker met McQuirt last year at a New Albany strip club where she worked as a dancer.

They began a relationship and McQuirt had introduced her husband as her brother. Testimony indicated Shewmaker was told the day of the shooting that the relationship was a scam.

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